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Dentistry (first-year entry), BDS

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Manchester, United Kingdom
The Dentistry (first-year entry) (BDS) course offered at The University of Manchester will prepare you for a dentistry career through a combination of clinical study and basic and advanced dental sciences.
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Overview

Once you have mastered basic competencies in the University's skills facilities , you will move on to treating patients in both the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and local outreach clinics early in the course.

You will learn to work within a dental team to take a patient-centred approach to clinical care, practicing in a professional, safe and ethical manner.

Our students are also trained to become reflective practitioners who are committed to lifelong learning. The Dentistry (first-year entry) (BDS) course is offered at The University of Manchester.

Critically Appraised Topics

There is an emphasis on research throughout the course. Of particular note is the use of Critically Appraised Topics (CAT), in which students pose a clinical question, eg 'Is water fluoridation an effective means of preventing tooth decay?', and assess the existing published literature to draw conclusions.

These might include suggestions for further research to add to the existing evidence base or a strategy for implementing treatments where the existing research evidence is strong.

Through the review process, you will acquire skills that will equip you to assess, in a meaningful way, new developments in dentistry throughout their lifetime in practice. The reviews are added to our database of critically appraised topics and published on our website.

Career opportunities

Almost invariably, dental graduates apply for one year Dental Foundation 1 training posts when they graduate. These are salaried posts in NHS general dental practices, comprising four/five days per week of clinical work and 30 days of professional study over the year.

Each DFY1 is mentored by a Dental Trainer in the same practice. All training practices are inspected to ensure they are of a required standard.

Many graduates decide to specialise in a particular branch of dentistry such as orthodontics or endodontics. Specialist training courses are available in all dental specialties and are highly competitive.

Some general experience in dentistry is required prior to entry to a specialist training programme, as is either the MJDF or MFDS examinations run by the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh or Ireland and Glasgow.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    600 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orofacial Biology 
  • Healthy Living 
  • Team Working, Professionalism and Patient Management 
  • Patient Assessment 
  • Disease Management
  • Participation in the Manchester Leadership Programme

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

A-level

  • The standard A-level offer is AAA including Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology. You must also meet the GCSE requirements.A combination of three sciences is equally acceptable at A-level. However, their offer will not include combinations of very similar subjects, for example, Biology and Human Biology or Maths and Further Maths together.
AS-level
  • They have no specific requirements at AS-level. However, they would normally expect students to demonstrate a commitment towards achieving a broad and balanced education. Most applicants will therefore be studying beyond the 'bare minimum' in order to make the most competitive application possible.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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