Dentistry (pre-dental entry) (6 Years) [BDS] Overview
Year of entry: 2016
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Our Dentistry with pre-dental entry BDS is ideal if you have proven academic ability, but not the necessary science qualifications to apply directly to the five-year Dentistry BDS course.
You can apply if you're a UK student from a non-scientific background or if you have gained your previous qualifications abroad. Automatic entry into the standard five-year BDS course is granted upon satisfactory completion of the foundation year (the first year of this six-year course).
Our course prepares you for careers in the modern world of dental practice by combining clinical studies with basic and advanced dental sciences.
You'll be taught in small groups and will follow an enquiry-based learning programme. Once you have mastered basic competencies in the University's facilities, you will rapidly move on to treating patients in both the dental hospital and local outreach clinics, benefiting from extensive 'real world' clinical exposure from the outset.
There is also the opportunity to study for an intercalated BDS degree, where you can interrupt the course for one year between Years 2 and 3 to complete the final year of a BSc Honours degree at Manchester.
Intercalated degrees offer the opportunity to study either a subject already covered in part by the BDS course or a new area in greater depth.
The School welcomes applications from EU students.
- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
- Degree awarded
- 6 years
- Number of places/applicants
- The number is places/applicants for this course is: 6/75
- Typical A level offer
- We require AAA plus grade B in a fourth AS subject (non-science subjects or only one science offered)
- 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
- Contact email
- Contact telephone
- +44 (0)161 306 0231
- How to apply
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).
The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study at the School of Dentistry is to come and visit us on one of our open days .
Fees for entry in 2016 have not yet been set.
For entry in 2015 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, £19,000 per annum for international students and £33,000 for Clinical overseas students.