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Optometry (Hons)

Ulster University

48 months
Duration
14480 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

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.

Overview

Summary:

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.

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

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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Start practicing IELTS today!
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

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

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  • International

    14480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14480 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Northern Ireland & EU: £4,395

Living costs for Coleraine

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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