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BSc (Hons) Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Dental Therapy) (Year 0)

University of Liverpool

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.

  • Dental Surgery BDS (A200)
  • Dental Therapy BSc (Hons) (B750)
  • Medicine and Surgery MBChB (A100)
  • Nursing BN (Hons) B700
  • Veterinary Science BVSc D100
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) B160
  • Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology BSc (Hons) B822
  • Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons) B821
  • Orthoptics BSc (Hons) B520
  • Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) B920.

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.

Career prospects

As a graduate of the School of Health Sciences you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can look forward to a career in the National Health Service, Social Services or the private sector.

You will have gained a qualification that meets the Government’s criteria for ‘fitness for purpose’ and ‘fitness for practice’ as well as developing transferable skills such as communication, information technology, problem solving and teamwork.


Nursing is currently 2nd in the Guardian University Guide (2020) and in the 2017 National Student Survey the Nursing programme was awarded a rating of 92% for student satisfaction and 100% for graduate employment/further study.


A recent National Student Survey awarded the Orthoptics Programme a rating of 100% for student satisfaction. Orthoptic graduates are eligible to apply for statutory registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Most graduates choose to work in the National Health Service as an orthoptist in an eye care team.

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To attend this course you will need to check if you have the following documents or skills. Each University has their own Recuirement Documents list, so pay attention before you apply.
High School Transcript
Letter of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose
Experience Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Proof Of Finance
£39,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 years


Sep 2023

Start Month

Aug 2023

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2023
  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time