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Optometry (Hons) 

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

B.Sc. On Campus
36 months
Duration
13500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Studying the Optometry (Hons) from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will set you on the path for a rewarding career as a health professional, with good employment and salary prospects open to well-trained graduates. 

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Overview

Optometry (Hons) from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)  is a specialist bachelor's degree that will give you the in-depth academic and practical grounding you need to go into your pre-registration year as a trainee optometrist.

With a balanced mix of theory and placement experience in Year one and Year two, and a clinic placement at a hospital eye service in Final year, you'll be set up with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience you need to move forward confidently into this thriving profession.

Careers / Further study 

You'll need to complete your degree with a 2:2 to move onto your pre-registration year as a trainee optometrist. You'll need to successfully complete your pre-registration assessed clinical training in practice to be able to register as a practising optometrist with the General Optical Council (GOC).

Throughout this course, you must be registered with the General Optical Council and follow their standards. Without registration or if your registration lapses, you will not be able to carry out any practical work, and your assessments may not count towards your final award. This may therefore prevent your progression.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geometric and physical optics
  • Human and visual biology
  • Clinical skills
  • Ocular pathology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Tariff points: 136
  • A-level subjects: Grade A and B from two of the following: Maths, Use of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science or Psychology.
  • Access: 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction in at least 2 of the following subjects (15 in each): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology and Psychology.
  • Baccalaureate IB: A minimum Grade 6 in two Higher Level subjects from Maths, Use of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science or Psychology. 
  • Irish Highers: h1 and h2 from two of the following: maths, use of maths, physics, chemistry, biology/human biology, applied science or psychology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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