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.
- 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:
- 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.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Visual Perception
- Geometric and Physical Optics
- Visual Optics and Ophthalmic Lenses
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Clinical Optometry Skills
- Preparation for Practice
- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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)
International14200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14200 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Plymouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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