Dental Hygiene and Therapy at University of Manchester - UCAS

Course summary

Our BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy course will give you the skills you need to register with the General Dental Council as a dental therapist or dental hygienist. The course takes a holistic approach to primary dental care. You will be trained to undertake a number of clinical procedures, such as periodontal treatment, simple fillings, dental radiographs and the extraction of primary teeth. You will also develop excellent communication skills to motivate and encourage patients to develop good oral health habits. We guarantee interviews on the BDS course for those students who have performed exceptionally well in the final year of the Dental Hygiene and Therapy course at The University of Manchester. Details of this scheme are published internally for eligible students.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All potential students have to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will reveal any criminal convictions, spent or unspent, as well as any police cautions, warnings or reprimands. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands on their UCAS application. Some criminal convictions may preclude candidates from working as a dentist therapist/hygienist.

Health checks

In Manchester, you will be introduced to the clinic in the first term, which means that you will have to produce satisfactory evidence on non-infectivity with respect to the blood-borne viruses HIV, hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis.


No offer is made without a successful interview. We run a multiple mini interview format at Manchester and interviews will be held in February of the current admissions cycle.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7With no less than 6.5 in any component.

In most cases, we expect applicants to satisfy our English Language requirement by offering English language at GCSE grade C (4) or above (or a score of 5 in the International Baccalaureate diploma). Applicants from outside the UK (including non-native speakers) need to meet specific English language requirements to study at Manchester. We accept: IGCSE English first language at grade C or second language at grade B. International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): A minimum average score of 6.5 and with no less than 6.5 in any one component taken at the same sitting. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: An overall score of 58 with no less than 58 in each of the communicative skills domains taken at the same sitting. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): An overall score of 176 with no less than 176 in each of the scoring domains taken at the same sitting. A score of 5 at Standard or Higher level as part of the International Baccalaureate diploma. You must declare your English qualification (including those which are pending) on the UCAS form. Please contact us prior to application if you are unsure how to satisfy these language requirements. At interview, if we have any concerns about your English language capability regardless of your origin, country of upbringing or existing qualifications, we may require you to take an additional English language test as a condition of any offer we make to you.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for the International Fees for each course.

Sponsorship information

As per the recent government announcement, all nursing students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. The funding will be given to all new and continuing degree-level nursing, midwifery and many allied health students from September 2020. Please click here for more detail. Find out about the financial support available to students starting at Manchester. NHS bursaries are not available for this course.

Dental Hygiene and Therapy at University of Manchester - UCAS