Our Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course will prepare you for a dentistry career through a combination of clinical study and basic and advanced dental sciences. Once you have mastered basic competencies in the University's skills facilities , you will move on to treating patients in both the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and local outreach clinics early in the course. You will learn to work within a dental team to take a patient-centred approach to clinical care, practicing in a professional, safe and ethical manner. Our students are also trained to become reflective practitioners who are committed to lifelong learning. **Special Features** **Early clinical experience** You will be introduced to the clinical environment in the first semester of Year 1, enabling you to integrate theory and practice early on in the course. **Interdisciplinary learning** Learn alongside students and professionals from a range of backgrounds, including those training in complementary professions such as dental nursing and therapy. **Intercalation opportunities** You can study another subject to achieve a BSc award over one year between Years 2 and 3 of the BDS course. **Foundation year available** Students who do not have the required science qualifications for Year 1 entry but have achieved good grades in other non-science subjects may apply for the BDS with Foundation Year.