Dental Surgery BDS Add to your prospectus

  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information


  • Course length: 5 years
  • UCAS code: A200
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAA / IB : 36 / BTEC : Not accepted
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Career prospects

There is a wide range of career opportunities within the profession. The majority of BDS graduates will choose general dental practice within the NHS and in the private sector, whilst others might choose one of the hospital specialities, the community dental service, university teaching, or the armed forces.

Around 80% will go into general dental practice, becoming partners or associates within the practice. Graduates in Dental Hygiene/Therapy find equally varied and rewarding careers as dental hygienists and therapists. The majority work in dental practice where they undertake an increasingly wide range of dental procedures.

Postgraduate opportunities

For students who wish to continue their studies at postgraduate level, Dental Sciences at Liverpool offers the Professional Doctorate programme, which is delivered in a modular format. In addition, we currently offer research degrees leading to MPhil, MDS and PhD, which may be studied on a full or part-time basis in a selected area of study, drawing on the specialisms of members of staff. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses are also run for all members of the dental team. Please follow the link for further information and to register on our mailing list www.liverpool.ac.uk/dentistry/cpd 

Qualifying you for life

Studying dentistry encourages students to develop valuable, transferable skills which provide a strong foundation for their careers and their continuing professional development. Key skills displayed by all of our graduates include:

  • Communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Critical reasoning skills
  • Clinical skills
  • Professionalism
  • Team working
  • Lifelong learning

Sarah McKernon
Dental Surgery BDS

Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery
School of Dentistry, Liverpool University Dental Hospital

Having repeated exposure to lots of different specialities helped me decide what area I wanted to pursue further.