Liverpool School of Dental Sciences (Postgraduate)

Key Information and Stats

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Type: Graduate Entry (4 years)
UCAS Codes: Course: A201
Applicants in 2011: N/A
Interviews: N/A
Offers: N/A
Annual Intake: N/A
Contact Information: Abby Watkins
School of Dentistry,
University of Liverpool
Pembroke Place,
L3 5PS,
Tel: +44 (0)151 706 5298
Figures are based on University provided averages.

Undergraduate Entry

Why Apply to Liverpool?

    We’ll train you to be a working dental professional, not a Graduate. This means you’ll focus on learning by problem-solving – researching answers across different disciplines to arrive at the best solution, as you would for patients.

    Lectures, seminars and practicals all follow these problem-based themes, so learning, including theory, will always be in context and applied. You’ll also begin practical training in year one, on the ‘phantom heads’ in our skills lab.

    Unusually for some dental schools, our Undergraduates are taught by our most experienced people, who are all senior, practising clinicians. They’re part of the extensive support network you’ll enjoy during your studies here.

    We also keep our class sizes small. You’ll be a name, not a number, and we’ve a unique online portal where you can log all your work, review your progress with lecturers, improve where you need to and create an impressive portfolio.

    Building on the graduate’s prior knowledge in an extended Year One, the School fast-tracks graduates through the medical core of Years One and Two of the five-year programme. The programme develops such that the underlying biomedical sciences are integrated with an increasing proportion of clinical practice.

Entry Requirements

  • Biomedical Sciences degree (minimum 2.1 for classified degrees). Only the first full
    degree that the applicant is awarded is considered.
  • Foundation degrees are not
  • Those with a degree that is not classified should have achieved an overall
    grade of ≥60% or have obtained relevant postgraduate qualifications.
  • The following degrees are acceptable, provided they have been obtained from an
    approved institution:-
    • Biomedical Sciences,
    • Anatomy,
    • BDS – provided the applicant is not
      eligible for registration with the GDC and has evidence of having sat the ORE
      Examination on three occasions,
    • Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy*,
    • Human Biology,
    • Life Sciences,
    • MBChB*,
    • Nursing*,
    • Orthoptics*,
    • Pharmacology,
    • Pharmacy*,
    • Physiology,
    • Physiotherapy*,
    • Veterinary Science*,
  • * provided the applicant is registered with the relevant UK professional body and is
    currently working / has recently worked in that profession in the UK.
  • Other degrees in the biomedical sciences / healthcare field may be accepted at the
    discretion of the Admissions Tutor and such applicants should submit, at the time of
    application, a full transcript of all modules taken.

  • 3 A-levels at grade C or above, 2 of which must be sciences (Physics, Chemistry,
    Biology, Maths, Psychology are acceptable, Geography, Applied Science and
    Sociology are not). One of the sciences must be Biology or Chemistry and if either Biology or
    Chemistry is not offered at A level it must be offered at AS level with grade B or
  • Good performance at either A-levels i.e. minimum 2 grade ‘A’s or GCSEs i.e.
    minimum 5 grade ‘A’s, excluding Vocational/Applied GCSEs. GCSE Maths and English Language must be offered by all applicants at grade C or above. Applicants should distinguish between full and short courses on their application form. Two short courses will be counted in lieu of one full course. GCSE
    requirements should be in place at the time of application.
  • English language qualification if English is not the first language (IELTS with no less
    than 7.0 in every component or TOEFL (IBT only) 100 with no less than 22 in any
    component and at least 24 in speaking.)
  • For candidates offering qualifications other than GCSEs and A levels we will be
    informed by guidance from UCAS and NARIC, in addition to other sources, when
    seeking to establish equivalence.
  • General Studies, Critical Thinking and Vocational/Applied A levels are not accepted
    and only one of Maths or Further Maths will be considered.

Course Structure

    Full course structure for Liverpool Postgraduate 4 year course is currently unavailable. We are working on bringing in all the required information!

Visiting the Dental School

Our next 2012 Open Days take place on Saturday 29 September 2012 and Saturday 13 October 2012

The Open Day activities will start from 9.30am and most departments close around 3pm, however you should consult the Open Day Guide, which will be sent out to registered visitors three weeks prior to the event, for precise timings.

To register, click here.

All information taken from university website and liaison with admissions officer. Information correct at time of publication – 30/06/12.