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University of Liverpool

Dental Surgery

UCAS Code: A200

Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA in 3 A levels (including Chemistry and Biology) taken at one sitting after 2 years of study. A level Chemistry and Biology are required. The third subject may be anything from the arts or sciences, although General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies and applied A levels are not accepted. Requirements in respect of GCSEs must also be met (see Admissions document). For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required. Applicants must complete the UKCAT by the appropriate closing date for year of entry.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Applicants offering Access to Higher Education Diplomas should present from courses with significant Biology and Chemistry content at level 3. Candidates are expected to achieve distinction in 45 credits at level 3.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

Accepted, including 3 A levels as for A level

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 Points with 6 in Higher level Chemistry and Biology

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H1,H1,H1

H1, H1, H1, H1 and H1 in Biology and Chemistry

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

AAAAA at Higher level and AAA at Advanced Higher level including Chemistry and Biology

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

AAAAA at Higher level and AAA at Advanced Higher level including Chemistry and Biology

UCAS Tariff

144-168

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31%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pre-clinical dentistry

Becoming a dentist is hard work, however, the rewards include job satisfaction through delivering a highly professional and personal, community-based job. On successful completion of the programme you’ll be granted a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree that is accredited by the General Dental Council.

The programme consists of three phases. Phase I includes the study of Basic Medical Sciences, which you will study via a ‘problem based learning’ (PBL) approach in conjunction with lectures. Clinical Dental Skills are introduced during the Special Dental Component in the second semester. Lectures in Oral Health and interactive tutorials in Communication Skills enhance this phase.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of Dentistry

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Dentistry

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
0%
2:1 or above
1%
Drop out rate
460

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dentistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£31,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Health professionals
4%
Secretarial and related occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

If you want a stable, well-paid career, then dentistry is an excellent choice. Starting salaries rival those for medicine, almost all graduates get jobs in dentistry on leaving their course and there are roles all around the country. It is a pretty select course, with only a little over a thousand graduates a year, but for that group, the rewards can be excellent.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medicine and dentistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£36k

£36k

£43k

£43k

£46k

£46k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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