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Dental Technology — BSc Degree (Top Up)

Course ID: 163164

Course Year: 21/22

What to expect from the course

This course has been developed to allow students who gain the Dental Technology foundation degree to top-up to a full Honours degree through a further two years, part-time study. It is built to match the requirements of dental technicians, employers, professional bodies, and also meet the statutory regulator's requirements for recognition of the higher technical skills required by modern dental technicians.

These are the steps needed to gain the knowledge, understanding and competence required to develop as a Dental Care Professional (DCP). This top-up course recognises the practical skill training provided by a 'work place mentor' in one of the disciplines of dental technology, and formal credit will be given for the developed competence and integration with other members of the dental team.

Skills and Knowledge Developed: The BSc Dental Technology programme is intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and real work-based competence to effectively operate as dental technicians and be able to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a dental technician. It is therefore essential that students attend all planned sessions and complete to high standards the work set for student development and assessment.

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

BSc (Hons) Top-up Dental Technology Programme Handbook (20-21)

This programme is validated by The Open University. To access the OU Regulations and OU Students' Guide please follow the links below:

OU Regulations

OU Students' Guide


BSc Honours Degree in Dental Technology

Why study with us?

Within the scheme, there will be opportunity for learners to attain a level of professional practice. Strong links to the GDC and other dental programmes will facilitate industry- related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a dental laboratory. Learning is supported through a series of external manufacturers and suppliers who provide hands on training in any new technologies as they are introduced.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This programme produces graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas, and progression is through direct entry into the industry or through further study at post graduate level.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

Indicative requirements: Foundation Degree in Dental Technology or equivalent. Applicants must be employed full time in a dental laboratory and registered with the General Dental Council.

We also welcome applications from those with relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.

Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

Fee for21/22 is 5519.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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