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BSc (Hons)

Dental Therapy

3 years
September 2024

Dental therapists play an increasingly important role in the delivery of primary care dentistry. The structure of this course is exciting and innovative in that it is integrated with both the BDS Dentistry and the BSc (Hons) Clinical Dental Technology courses.

Why study with us

  • Dentistry at the University ranked first in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • You’ll be taught alongside both BDS and Clinical Dental Technician students, allowing you to train as you will practice in the future, as part of the whole dental team.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain early patient contact during your studies.
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Students working in our Phantom Head Training area
Students working in our Phantom Head Training area

What you’ll do

  • You’ll learn clinical skills in one of the most modern phantom head rooms in Europe, equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.
  • Small class sizes allow for a close and friendly atmosphere with interactive learning opportunities.
  • You will gain a broad range of clinical experience, including enhanced skills such as administering Inhalation Sedation, removing sutures (after the wound has been checked) and tooth whitening.


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

Victoria Buller in a pale pink satin top
Dr Victoria Buller
Principal Lecturer
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Vicky began her career working in General Dental Practice before developing her interest in dental education. She has worked in a variety of educational settings including Health Education North West, Further and Higher Education. She joined us in 2012 following her role as Educ…

Sarah Duerden in a black floral dress smiling
Sarah Duerden
Principal Lecturer
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Sarah is Course Leader for the BSc Dental Therapy and is involved in teaching across a range of undergraduate programmes including the Bachelor of Dental Surgery, BSc Dental Therapy and BSc Clinical Dental Technology. Sarah is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is Year…


Future careers

As a graduate of the BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy course you can register with the General Dental Council as a dental therapist. You may also be eligible to apply for entry into the Graduate BDS course.

You will be eligible to apply for a place on a Dental Therapy Foundation Scheme (DTFT) which are designed to support new or recently qualified Dental Therapists during their transition into the Primary Dental Care workforce.

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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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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