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Optometry (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University

48 months
Duration
12250 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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About

Optometry (Hons) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University is designed to provide the theoretical and practical training to equip graduates with advanced clinical skills which they will use to work as independent eyecare professionals.

Overview

The advanced knowledge and clinical skills that optometrists need to fulfil this role are at the centre of our Optometry (Hons) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Optometrists are eyecare professionals who detect sight problems and prescribe and fit glasses as well as contact lenses and other visual aids. Optometrists also detect and manage a variety of eye conditions such as Glaucoma and Age-related macular degeneration.

We offer a high-quality clinical and didactic education that is highly rated by students. As an integral part of their studies, students benefit from a wide range of clinical experiences in our purpose-built on-campus Vision Centre.

GCU has been the hub for non-medical eye-care education in Scotland since 1971 and remains the only institution in Scotland to offer a degree programme in Optometry.

Your career

Employment prospects are excellent and our graduates are highly rated by employers throughout the UK. Opportunities include private optometric practice, hospital eye services, teaching and research. 

Graduates become qualified optometrists after one year's supervised clinical practice and successful completion of the Scheme for Registration run by The College of Optometrists.

Accreditation

Graduates become qualified optometrists after one year's supervised clinical practice and successful completion of the Scheme for Registration run by The College of Optometrists.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations of Optics

  • Ophthalmic Anatomy & Physiology

  • Ophthalmic Materials

  • Refraction & Binocular Vision

  • Diagnostic Techniques

  • Refraction & Binocular Vision 

  • General & Systemic Pathology

  • Physiology & Microbiology

  • General & Ocular Diagnostic Pharmacology

  • Clinical Practice & Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: AABBB (incl English/essay-based subject, Maths and two Sciences)
  • Minimum entry requirement*: ABBBC (incl English/essay-based subject, Maths and two Sciences)
  • A level: AAB (incl two Sciences or one Science and Maths)  GCSE: A/7 (Maths) B/6 (English) or AA/77 (Double Award Science); GCSE: Physics recommended
  • ILC Higher: H1 H1 H2 H3 H3 (incl two Sciences, Maths and English; Physics recommended)
  • IB Diploma: 30 points with H6 H6 H5 (incl two Sciences and Maths)
  • BTEC: D*DD Ext Dip (Science/Applied Science) GCSE: B/6(English) A/7 (Maths)
  • College HNC: Science-based HNC (incl Maths) - graded unit A; HNC that includes Physics recommended
  • SWAP: Access to Science and Technology - 75% overall (Distinction) or AAA on the first attempt (incl 80% in Physics module)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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