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Optometry (Hons)

City, University of London

36 months
16240 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This three-year accredited Optometry (Hons) degree from City, University of London aims to provide you with the training required to examine, diagnose and manage a range of ocular conditions. Take your first step into this rewarding career with one of the oldest and most respected institutions for the discipline.


This Optometry (Hons) course from City, University of London prepares you to work as an optometrist, making a real difference to the lives of people who suffer from vision impairment and sight loss.

You will learn about vision and the eye, through topics like optics, biology, eye disease and visual impairment. You’ll also learn about therapeutic solutions such as contact lenses and ophthalmic lenses and dispensing.

In your final year, you’ll develop your clinical practice by working in our very own eye clinic, City Sight. You will examine members of the public – from babies to the elderly – presenting with a wide range of ocular conditions and needs.

  • Practise in excellent facilities, which include a range of purpose-built clinics and laboratories on campus, as well as our clinic, City Sight
  • Learn from research-active academics who are leaders in their field and design the curriculum around cutting-edge developments in the discipline
  • Benefit from a clinical placement at Moorfields, the UK’s leading Eye Hospital.


This degree is accredited by the General Optical Council. Full registration with the General Optical Council is gained after successful completion of the Scheme for Registration (pre-registration year).

Optometry offers a diverse and flexible career pathway. Optometrists work in:

  • high street and independent practice
  • hospitals
  • research and teaching.


General Optical Council

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optics 
  • Ophthalmic Lenses & Dispensing
  • Neural Biology & General Pathology 
  • Clinical Skills 
  • Visual Optics & Measurement techniques 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • ABB, including two from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics
  • 128 UCAS tariff points
International Baccalaureate:
  • 31 points (including 6 in two Higher Level sciences and 5 in Standard Level English and Mathematics)
  • We do not accept Access courses or BTECs. Foundation courses are accepted on a case by case basis
  • A minimum of five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics in addition to other stated requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16240 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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