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Optometry (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (QS) Coleraine, United Kingdom
Studying Optometry (Hons) degree offered at Ulster University you will discover the fascinating way in which the visual system works and learn to help patients of all ages to keep their eyes healthy and achieve the best vision possible.
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Optometry (Hons) degree offered at Ulster University will enable you to explore everything from the physiology and psychology of vision, to how to conduct an eye test, prescribe glasses and contact lenses and detect signs of injury or disease (both in the eye and the rest of the body). You will practise your new skills in the range of specialist clinics that are available in our on-campus eye clinic and you will also visit local hospital eye clinics to further broaden your experience.

Career options

Our graduates have an excellent record of employment and have secured clinical, research, academic and managerial roles in the public and private sector and have progressed to higher degrees (taught or research) in the UK and Ireland. In addition to challenging and rewarding clinical roles as an optometrist in either hospital or high street practice, a degree in Optometry will also offer you career options working with charitable bodies, in industry, government service, teaching and research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Physiology & Anatomy
  • Medical Cell Biology
  • Visual and Ophthalmic Optics
  • Optics and Optical Materials
  • General Examination Techniques
  • Visual Anatomy and Physiology
  • Visual Processing & Perception
  • Contact Lens Practice
  • Advanced Examination Techniques
  • Dispensing Practice
  • Low Vision
  • Law Management and Ethics
  • Human Disease

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A level

Grades AAB to include two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics (or grades AB in Applied Science Double Award).

Applied General Qualifications

QCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (2012 Suite)

Award profile of DDD (to include 11 distinctions) and including six of the following units:Unit 1: Fundamentals of ScienceUnit 7: Mathematical Calculations for ScienceUnit 8: Using Statistics for ScienceUnit 11: Physiology of Human Body SystemsUnit 12: Physiology of Human Regulation and ReproductionUnit 13: Biochemistry and Biochemical TechniquesUnit 20: Medical Physics Techniques

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14480 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Northern Ireland & EU: £4,395

Living costs for Coleraine

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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