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BDS Dentistry (first-year entry) / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
5 years
Typical A-level offer
We require grades AAA plus grade B in a fourth AS subject.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37 points overall including a minimum of:

  • 7,6,6 in the Higher Level subjects, which must include Biology and Chemistry with 7 and 6
  • 5,5,5 in the Standard Level subjects
  • 1 core point

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply

Course description

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course prepares you for careers in the modern world of dental practice by combining clinical studies with basic and advanced dental sciences. Once you have mastered basic competencies in the University's skills facilities, you will rapidly move on to treating patients in both the Dental Hospital and local outreach clinics.

BDS Dentistry is taught in a top-ranked institution proud of its facilities, research reputation, student support, excellent innovative course and student-centred curriculum. The course aims to develop professional and ethical dentists who can:

  • Take a patient-centred approach to clinical care within the dental team
  • Apply the skills, knowledge, behaviours and abilities to practise safely and efficiently
  • Be a reflective practitioner committed to lifelong learning

Open days

The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study at the School of Dentistry is to come and visit us on one our open days .


Fees for Home students approximately £9000 per annum for all programmes

International: £20,000

Clinical overseas: £35,000

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0231
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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