LIVERPOOL
UNIVERSITY
Degree Type & Length: BDS (5 Years)
UCAS Code: A200
University Code: L41
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? No
Applicants: ~ 800
Interviews: ~ 200-250
Offers: ~ 140
Places: 64
Academic entry requirement:

United Kingdom

A levels
AAA

Subject requirement
A level Biology and Chemistry are essential and the third subject may be from the Arts or Sciences. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Vocational/Applied A levels are not accepted. 

A minimum of 7 Academic GCSE subjects at grade A (Vocational/Applied GCSEs are not accepted) including a grade A in Maths and English Language.
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher AAAAB at Higher level and AAA at Advanced Higher level including Chemistry and Biology

International Baccalaureate
36 Points with 6 in Higher level Chemistry and Biology

Irish Leaving Certificate
AAAABB with A1 in Biology and Chemistry

BTEC
Not accepted

Access
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.

14-19 Advanced Diploma
Not accepted

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate
Accepted, including 3 A levels as for A level

General Studies
Not accepted

E-mail: dentenq@liverpool.ac.uk
Dental School Website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/dentistry/
Dental School Contact Information: School of Dentistry
University of Liverpool
Pembroke Place
Liverpool
L3 5PS
Tel: +44 (0)151 706 5298
Key attribute of dental institute: One of two universities in the country which offers the Problem Based learning (PBL) structure of the course.
Interview style format: Traditional interview with an interview panel, consisting of staff and possibly a student. Lasting ~20 minutes.
Course Structure:

Programme Year One
This is the Introductory Phase of the new Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) programme. It has four elements:
Basic Medical Sciences: a problem-based learning (PBL) course.
Communication for Clinical Practicel.
Special Dental Component (Restorative 1): students begin to develop clinical skills in the Operative Skills Suite.
Introduction to Oral Health: students are introduced to the principals of health psychology and health education, including an Oral Health placement in the summer term.

Programme Year Two
Introduction to Clinical Practice
(Restorative 2)
Oral Sciences and Medicine 1
Restorative 2
Basic Life Support 1
Radiology Core of Knowledge
Paediatric Dentistry 1

Programme Year Three
Oral Sciences and Medicine 2
Radiology 2
Restorative 3
Paediatric Dentistry 2
Oral Surgery 1
Basic Life Support 2
Orthodontics

Programme Year Four
Oral Diseases
Clinical Governance Day
Restorative 4 OS2
Special Care Dentistry
Paediatric Dentistry 3
IV Sedation
Medical Emergencies
NHS training day
Oral Surgery 2

Programme Year Five
Dental Public Health and Primary
Dental Care
Orthodontics 2
Law and Ethics
Clinical Governance Day
Basic Life Support 3
Clinicopath seminars

Liverpool University


Please note the information above was provided by the faculty on 12/09/2013

Data may have differed between then and present.

* The data provided for the Applicants/Interviews/Offers is based upon the 2013 cycle