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BDS Dentistry student
BDS Dentistry (first-year entry)
Our BDS course offers a first step towards becoming a dentist.

BDS Dentistry (first-year entry) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

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 including 7 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry
  • 5,5,5 at the Standard Level and at least 1 core point.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

Dentistry BDS - Camilla De Kare-Silver

"The Dentistry course at Manchester has the best combination of science, theory and practical elements.

"It also has a great social aspect!"

Camilla De Kare-Silver / Year 3 student
  • 93% of our Dentistry students said they were completely satisfied with their course (National Student Survey (NSS) 2018).
  • Train as a dentist by combining the study of basic and advanced dental sciences with extensive clinical experience in our dental hospital and local clinics.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK for dentistry, according to the QS World University Rankings 2017.
  • Have the option to study for an intercalated BDS degree , where you interrupt the course for a year to achieve a BSc award in a related subject.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Tuition fees for international students will be £22,000 per annum for Year 1. Clinical year fees (Years 2-5) are charged at the future rate which is applicable when you enter year 2. For students entering Year 2 in September 2018 tuition fees are £40,000.

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 - as well as black trousers or skirt and black leather duty shoes that are close fitting around the toes and heels.

There will be travel costs when attending community clinics in the Greater Manchester area from Year 4. There is no discounted parking on campus for students if you have a car.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0211
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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