Dental Surgery

4 years
September 2024

On our Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) course you’ll be based in primary care where you’ll gain real-world experience from Year 1 and graduate well prepared for your foundation year.

Why study with us

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery is ranked first in the UK for student satisfaction (Times Good University Guide 2021 and National Student Survey 2022).
  • Our Dentistry subject area ranked first in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • Since 2011, every student who has graduated from our BDS has gone on to secure their first job as a Dental Foundation Trainee.
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Student working in our Phantom Head Training Area
Student working in our Phantom Head Training Area

What you'll do

  • Small class sizes allow for a close and friendly atmosphere with interactive learning opportunities.
  • As a Dentistry student you will learn clinical skills in one of the most modern Phantom Head rooms in Europe, equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.
  • We are delivering “a particularly innovative dental degree programme” with imaginative use of IT, e-learning and an emphasis on learning dentistry within the local community (General Dental Council).


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Your teaching team

Dr Julie Burke
Clinical Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Julie teaches on the BDS International Programme and is Module Lead for Clinical Knowledge, Management of Oral Disease and Minor Oral Surgery. Julie has been involved in clinical dental education for more than 25 years and has particular interests in oral surgery, management of …

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Professor Kathryn Taylor
Chair in Oral Surgery
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Kate is the Postgraduate Lead for Dental Programmes and teaches all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate oral surgery and oral diseases. Kate completed her academic oral and maxillofacial surgery (AACOMS) in the Yorkshire region in 2013 and has expertise in all aspects of or…


  • This course has been accepted by the GDC Registrar. The GDC is the UK-wide statutory regulator of the dental profession. They register qualified dental professionals, work to ensure the quality of dental education, and protect patient safety.


  • We’re proud to say that our Dental Surgery, BDS course has been awarded 4 QS Stars (Very Good) for programme strength (2022). With access to state-of-the-art facilities such as our Dental Education Centres and our on-campus Dental Clinic, we enable trainee dentists to develop advanced clinical skills and treat real patients under expert supervision. Our 4 QS Stars reflects our outstanding teaching, high student satisfaction and the success of our graduates.

Future careers in dentistry

Graduation from the BDS course leads to a first job 100% success rate as a Dental Foundation Trainee (DF1), where you are responsible for the treatment of patients. Since 2011, every student who has graduated from our Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree has gone on to secure their first job as a Dental Foundation Trainee. This is impressive, as places are limited and awarded following a national competitive selection process.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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