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This is your pathway to the prestigious five-year Dental Surgery Bachelor's degree at the University of Sheffield.
Sheffield is ranked 7th in the UK for Dentistry (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
The unique, purpose-built International Foundation Year in Dentistry will develop your skills so you're prepared for the prestigious BDS Dental Surgery degree at the University of Sheffield. Each year up to 10 ambitious students complete this programme and progress to the Dental Surgery degree.
Course length: 2 semesters*
Entry point: September
Age on entry: Students will normally be 17 years of age or older. Students wishing to progress to this degree must turn 18 by the end of September of the academic year when they start their undergraduate course at the University.
Entry requirements: Check academic and English language entry requirements
Fees: Check fees for your pathway programme and check fees for BDS Dental Surgery**
This 2-semester programme has been developed in collaboration with the University of Sheffield's School of Clinical Dentistry. In this entirely unique foundation programme, you will study modules relevant to the field of dentistry. Some components of the programme are delivered within the School of Clinical Dentistry, giving you an insight into the facilities and style of teaching at the University of Sheffield. You'll also study core modules that will boost your English and academic skills to the level you need for study at the University.
Throughout your time with us at the College you will receive regular feedback on your progress so you know you’re on the pathway to success. To help you reach your goals, our dedicated progression support team will support you.
Once you complete your International Foundation Year in Dentistry and achieve the required grades, you will progress to the five-year BDS Dental Surgery degree at The University of Sheffield.
Please note: All foundation students embarking on BDS Dental Surgery will need to have read and agreed to the terms and conditions set out in the Clinical Student Entry Agreement.
*This route has a longer duration than the other two International Foundation Year routes due to components of the programme delivered at the University’s School of Clinical Dentistry (TUOS) and some of the additional assessment requirements that take place during the summer. Our full semester dates can be found here.
**International students who are progressing to study the BDS Dental Surgery course through the 'University of Sheffield International College' (USIC) route are also required to pay a clinical placement fee in each clinical year of study (Year 2 to 5). This fee is in addition to the University tuition fee.
Start your application to the International Foundation Year.