University of Manchester Dentistry

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Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom


Phone: +44 (0)161 306 0231

Program Information

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
    • 5 years in length
    • 824 applications were received for 68 positions available for EU students, 3 for International students
    • Apply through UCAS
  • For information on the 6 year BDS program, visit here.

Admission Requirements

English Proficiency

  • English language proficiency. The minimum level of proficiency is:
    • GCSE English Language grade B or above
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade B or above
    • International English language Testing (IELTS) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any one component

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Course Requirements

  • A-Levels:
    • AAA level including Chemistry and Biology.
    • A combination of three sciences at A level is equally acceptable, however must be distinctly different sciences.
  • GCSE:
    • A minimum grade A in six GCSEs is required
    • Including: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics OR; core, additional and further additional sciences.
    • In newer version of GCSEs: must have a grade 7 in sciences and a grade 6 or higher in English and Mathematics.
  • International Baccalaureate:
    • 37 points overall, including:
      • 7,6,6 in the higher levels (including a 7 in biology and a 6 in chemistry)
      • 5,5,5 in the standard levels with at least 1 core point.

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Extra Qualifications

Any of the following qualifications can be considered:

  • General Studies
  • Citizenship
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Key Skills (ex. ASDN certificate of personal effectiveness)
  • Level 3 BTEC
  • Music examinations (grade 6 and above)
  • Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE)
  • National Citizen Service (NCS)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Any other qualifications listed in the UCAS tariff tables

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Supporting Documents

  • Application through UCAS
  • Personal Statement: address reasons for choosing dentistry, work experience, team and leadership experience, and manual dexterity.
  • School/College reference
  • UK clinical aptitude test UKCAT (Does not have a cut-off score)
    • Considering quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, decision analysis, and abstract reasoning
  • Health screening
    • Satisfactory evidence on non-infectivity with respect to the blood-borne viruses HIV and Hepatitis B and C
    • Pass a screen health screening in Student Occupational Health
  • All potential students have to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Non-Academic Information Form
    • Applicants are expected to have worked at a dentistry workplace shadowing a general dental practitioner for a minimum of 2 weeks.
    • Hobbies and Interests
    • Teamworking
    • Motivation for studying dentistry
    • The Non-Academic Information form for 2018 can be found here

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  • All shortlisted candidates are invited to an interview
  • Take place in the School of Dentistry in Manchester
  • Interviewers come from both the university and local clinical environments
  • The interview day consists of:
    • Seven multi-mini interviews (MMI) with an interviewer at each station.
    • Each station lasts seven minutes and there is a two-minute gap in between each station where you are given information in order to prepare for the next station.
    • Normally combined with a tour of the School with a dental student
  • Full details will be provided prior to the interview

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • October 15, 2017: Apply through UCAS
  • October 2017-December 2017: Interview invites sent out
  • November 10, 2017: Deadline to submit Non-Academic Information Form
  • February 2018: Interviews conducted
  • End of March 2018: Decisions/Feedback sent out
  • August 2018: Orientation and Classes begin

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • UK students:
    • Year 1 (Pre-clinical): £9,250 per year
    • Year 2-5 (Clinical): £18,500 per year
  • International Students
    • Year 1 (Pre-clinical): £18,000 per year
    • Year 2-5 (Clinical): £32,000 per year

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