Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Menu Share this content
Menu Search the University of Manchester siteSearch
Search type

Alternatively, use our A–Z index

BDS dentistry foundation year students
BDS Dentistry (pre-dental entry)
Train to be a dentist even if you don't have science qualifications through this course with a foundation year.

BDS Dentistry (pre-dental entry) / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
BDS
Duration
6 years
Typical A-level offer

AAA (in non-science subjects)

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points are required overall to include core points with at least 666 at Higher level.

If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B or above.

Higher level subjects should include either:

  • three arts/humanities subjects;
  • two arts/humanities subjects and one science subject.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
6/58
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Spend an additional year preparing for the five-year BDS course if you do not have the appropriate science qualifications for direct entry.
  • 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 .

Fees

Tuition fees for international students will be £23,000 for the foundation year. Subsequent fees for years 1 and 2 and clinical fees (years 3-5) will be set in line with our international tuition fees for September 2020 entry, which will be published in due course.

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
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0211
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/dentistry/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.

Compare this course

Regulated by the Office for Students

The University of Manchester is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS aims to help students succeed in Higher Education by ensuring they receive excellent information and guidance, get high quality education that prepares them for the future and by protecting their interests. More information can be found at the OfS website.

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Manchester, including our Degree Regulations and Complaints Procedure, on our regulations website.