BDS Dentistry (first-year entry) / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- 5 years
- Typical A-level offer
AAA including Biology and Chemistry
- Typical contextual A-level offer
AAB including Biology and ChemistryFind 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. 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.
Major subjects must include Chemistry and Biology, plus one further subject at higher level. We accept both Maths options as part of the Diploma.
- Number of places/applicants
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
"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
- 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 5th in the UK for Dentistry, according to the QS World University Rankings 2022.
- 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 .
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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