We have strong links with Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, where you can take advantage of a one-week clinical placement and attend regular specialist clinics in your final year.
Students graduating with a BSc degree are usually able to register as an optometrist after a one year pre-registration placement.
Some students are able to enrol onto our unique four-year undergraduate Master of Science in Optometry course. Graduates of this course do not need to undertake a pre-registration year and can automatically register to practice as an optometrist with the General Optical Council on successful graduation.
Optometrists work in high street practice or hospital eye clinics, where they prescribe and dispense spectacles, contact lenses, and low vision aids, treat problems with binocular vision, and increasingly work alongside ophthalmologists to monitor the treatment of ocular disease.
Optometrists are now also involved in the primary care of patients with diseases such as diabetes and glaucoma. This has given rise to more emphasis on the study and management of these conditions.
Qualified optometrists can also undertake postgraduate study to act as independent prescribers with the authority to treat a range of eye conditions.
Most BSc Optometry (Hons) course offered at The University of Manchester students go straight on to do their pre-registration year and take the Scheme for Registration examinations, which, when successfully completed, allow entry to the General Optical Council register
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- Writing and Referencing Skills (online unit)
- Personal & Professional Development A
- Geometrical Optics
- Functional Anatomy of the Eye
- Optometric Examination A
- Optometric Examination A
- Dispensing A
- Physical Optics
- Visual Neurophysiology & Fundamentals of Visual Perception
- Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care Professionals
- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- We require grades AAB, including two A-levels in Biology, Maths, Physics or Chemistry with grades AA and a pass in the practical assessments.
- We require two AS-levels at grades BB or higher in place of the third non-science A-level.
- The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes.
- 35 points overall including 6 in two science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) at Higher Level and 5 in one further Higher Level subject.
International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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