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(Hons) Optometry

University of Plymouth

36 months
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14200 GBP/year
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About

Do you want to pursue a career as an eye care professional? Our BSc (Hons) Optometry course at University of Plymouth has been built in consultation with experts in the field and has been carefully designed to equip you with the core clinical skills, professional training and confidence required for a successful career as a General Optical Council (GOC) registered optometrist.

Overview

Here at Plymouth you benefit from a pioneering clinical degree – the first to bring optometry to the South West.

Delivered by professional experts, our BSc (Hons) Optometry course at University of Plymouth is tailored to you and your career. Together, we address today's most challenging healthcare issues, through research-informed teaching and active, real-world learning.

Key features

  • Become part of a pioneering clinical degree programme – the first to bring optometry to the South West.
  • Develop your clinical and communication skills while working with real patients at our Centre for Eyecare Excellence (CEE) optometry practice throughout your third year.
  • See your studies in a real-world context, with regional practice placements during Years 1 and 2 and a hospital placement in Year 3.
  • Explore the theory side of the course at the Peninsula Allied Health Centre with brand new clinical facilities, equipment and learning spaces. 
  • Join a close-knit team of staff and students and benefit from an open, supportive environment.
  • Boost your employability through learning in a way that’s based on solving problems, working together and communicating well with others.
  • Graduate with the scientific and clinical knowledge, as well as the professional training, required by the General Optical Council (GOC) to enter the pre-registration year for qualification as an optometrist.
  • According to the 2019 DLHE* survey, 100% of students were in work/study six months after finishing.
  • To complement your formal learning we offer regular PALS sessions that provide the opportunity for you to learn with and from your peers. Share knowledge, discuss ideas, and ask questions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Careers with this subject:

  • Work in community high street practice, hospitals or visit patients in their home as a domiciliary optometrist. 
    • Enter into specialist fields or enhanced service roles such as glaucoma care. 
    • Progress into practice ownership or management roles, into industry, or pursue a career in research or academia.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Visual Perception 
    • Geometric and Physical Optics 
    • Visual Optics and Ophthalmic Lenses 
    • Anatomy and Physiology 
    • Clinical Optometry Skills 
    • Preparation for Practice 

    Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 36 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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    PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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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

    360 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).
    6
    Start practicing IELTS today!
    PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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    More about PTE Academic
    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

    UCAS tariff

    • 144-136
    • GCSEs:5 GCSEs grade C or above to include mathematics, English and science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application and who have achieved at least B grades in mathematics, English and science.
    • A levels: AAA-AAB. Typical offer: AAB from three A levels. Two A levels must come from either maths, use of maths, physics, chemistry, biology/human biology, applied science, or psychology. General studies will not be considered as part of the offer.
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/National Extended Diploma: D*D*D Science profile, must include either Mathematics, Use of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science, Psychology.
    • International Baccalaureate: 36 - 34 points overall to include 3 subjects at Higher Level and 2 of these subjects must be at 6 points Higher Level.
    • Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Science, Combined Science, Medicine) 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      14200 GBP/year
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    • National

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

    Living costs for Plymouth

    731 - 1387 GBP /month
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