BDS Dentistry (pre-dental entry) / Overview
Year of entry: 2022
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- Degree awarded
- 6 years
- Typical A-level offer
AAA (including specific subjects)
- Typical contextual A-level offer
AAB (in non-science subjects)Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
36 points are required overall (to include core points) with at least 666 at higher level. We accept both Maths options as part of the Diploma. If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B (6) or above.
Higher level subjects should include subject combinations that would be unsuitable for admission to the 5 year BDS.
- Number of places/applicants
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
- 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 5th in the UK for Dentistry, according to the QS World University Rankings 2021.
- 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.
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
Webinar for applicants: 7 September 2020
We will host a webinar for students interested in studying Medicine or Dentistry on Monday 7 September 2020.
The session will focus on the application and selection process at Manchester, including our adapted policy on work experience and plans for online interviews in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will also be general guidance and advice for applying to any UK medical school.
To register, please complete the booking form .
Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2021 will be £9,250. Tuition fees for international students, including EU, will be £27, 000 for years 0 and year 1 of study. Clinical tuition fees (years 2-5) are charged at the future rate which is applicable when you enter Year 2. Clinical fees for students entering Year 2 in 2021 will be £46,000. These fees are subject to change with inflation each year.
For general information, please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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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.