University of Liverpool

Degree level: Undergraduate

Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Dentistry) (Year 0)

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Course summary

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This is a year 0 programme which leads to the single honours Dental Sciences programme. The University of Liverpool, in collaboration with local FE partners, has developed a Year Zero foundation programme for Home/EU students that leads to access onto a variety of vocational Health Studies programmes: Dentistry Dental Therapy Medicine Nursing Veterinary Science Physiotherapy Radiotherapy Diagnostic Radiography Orthoptics Occupational Therapy Students seeking entry to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science will study at Carmel College, St Helens. Students seeking entry to Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy or Radiotherapy will study at The Sixth Form College, Birkenhead. Please note that application to this programme is through UCAS (see course codes below), which is specifically targeted at Home/EU mature and non-traditional students who typically have taken a break from studies.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code0AAW
Institution code L41
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level This programme is designed for mature and non-traditional students who typically have taken a break from studies. Please note that we will not consider A-Level students, School Leavers or Graduates. However, consideration may be given to candidates who studied some time ago (5 years) in non-Science subjects. In order to give all applicants an equal opportunity, applicants who have been rejected following an interview will not normally be considered again. ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy and Radiotherapy). 5 GCSE SUBJECTS AT GRADE C to include: Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject (requirements under review). DENTISTRY, MEDICINE & VETERINARY SCIENCE 5 GCSE SUBJECTS AT GRADE B to include: Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject. DENTISTRY Will consider graduates who graduated some time ago (5 years +). However the GCSE requirement must be met).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC in Animal Management may be considered in addition to the GCSE requirement for the Year 0 to Veterinary Science.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

If this is your first degree and you are a Home or EU student applying for entry in 2020, you do not have to pay your fees upfront. Instead, you can take out a tuition fee loan which is paid straight to the University. This is available to most students, no matter what their household income (including EU students). For students applying for 2020 entry (subject to Parliamentary Approval) Tuition fees for 2020 entry are £9,250. Exceptions to the £9,250 fee: Some of our programmes charge less than the full £9,250 fee: • Foundation programmes: the fee for the foundation year of specified programmes at Carmel College and Birkenhead Sixth Form College is £5,140. • Programmes with a year in industry or a year abroad: the fee for students spending a full year working in industry is £1,850. The fee for students spending a full year abroad is £1,385.
Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Dentistry) (Year 0) at University of Liverpool - UCAS