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BDS Dentistry (first-year entry) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
5 years
Typical A-level offer
AAA including Biology and Chemistry.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37 points overall including:

  • 7,6,6 at the Higher Level subjects
  • 5,5,5 at the Standard Level including 7 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry
  • At least 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 here is to come and visit us on one our open days .


Home/EU fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 tuition fees were £9000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Fees for international students are £21,000 per annum and £38,000 per annum for clinical students.

Additional expenses

When on the clinics you will need to wear a tunic, which cost approximately £25 each, black trousers or skirt and black leather duty shoes, close fitting around the toes and heels. When attending community clinics in the Greater Manchester area, from Year 4, there will be travel costs attached. There is no discounted parking on campus for students if you have a car.


No specific academic scholarships are available for this course.

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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