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Dentistry (pre-dental entry), BDS

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Manchester, United Kingdom
The Dentistry (pre-dental entry) course offered at The University of Manchester is aimed at students who have proven academic ability but not the necessary science qualifications to apply directly to the five-year BDS .Automatic entry to the standard five-year BDS course is granted upon satisfactory completion of the foundation year.
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Overview

The Dentistry (pre-dental entry) course offered at The University of Manchester five-year course will prepare you for a dentistry career through a combination of clinical study and basic and advanced dental sciences.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.

Aims

The course is specifically constructed to prepare you for the first year of the standard five-year BDS course . All topics have a medical or dental orientation, many using clinical material, although you will not have direct contact with patients.

Part of the foundation year is taught at Xaverian College , with access to all its facilities and support systems.

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.

We offer careers advice throughout the BDS course, with much of this help concentrated in Year 5 as graduation approaches. Specific help and guidance is given in your final year to help you prepare for the Foundation Dentistry selection process, which is done on a national basis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    720 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The essential components of the foundation year include:
  • units covering the core syllabus using problem-based learning (PBL) concepts;
  • formal academic teaching sessions covering some aspects of the relevant basic sciences;
  • special study units with a clinical orientation;
  • guest lectures by clinicians.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

A-levelOur standard A-level offer is AAA including:

  • three arts/humanities subjects;
  • two arts/humanities subjects and one science subject.
  • Combinations of very similar subjects, for example, Biology and Human Biology or Maths and Further Maths together, are not acceptable. Two AS-levels in place of one A2-level will not be accepted.
Achieved A-level grades
  • If you are applying with known A-level grades that meet the above requirements, you may be considered even if your GCSE grades do not reach the required standard.
  • However, you must have a minimum of grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. Dual Award Science must be offered at minimum BB or the sciences at minimum grade C at GCSE or AS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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