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Programme structure: Dental Surgery (BDS) - what's running in 2021/22

Credit points for units and year of study are notional.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Year 1 BDS ORDS10019 120 Mandatory AYEAR
Foundations of Dentistry ORDS10022 0 Mandatory AYEAR
Human Health and Disease ORDS10020 0 Mandatory AYEAR
Preparing for Patients ORDS10021 0 Mandatory AYEAR
Certificate of Higher Education in the Science of Dentistry.   120      

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Professional Programmes (MBChB, BDS, BVSc): 50 out of 100

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for Gateway programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Additional progress information

Course assessments for each unit as described in the Assessments Handbook

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