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BDS Dentistry (pre-dental entry) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
6 years
Typical A-level offer
We require AAA in non-science subjects.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 Points overall:

  • 6,6,6 in the Higher Level subjects
  • 5,5,5 in the Standard Level subjects
  • One science subject only permitted
  • 1 core point

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
The number is places/applicants for this course is: 6/75
How to apply
UCAS course code
UCAS institution code

Course description

This course is aimed at students who have proven academic ability but who do not have the necessary science qualifications to apply directly to the five-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).

Automatic entry into the standard five-year BDS course is granted upon satisfactory completion of the foundation year (first year of a six year course).

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 of our open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 per annum in Years 1 and 2 and £38,000 per annum for clinical learning in Years 3 to 5.

For general information, please see the  undergraduate finance  pages.

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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