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
- research and teaching.
General Optical Council
- Ophthalmic Lenses & Dispensing
- Neural Biology & General Pathology
- Clinical Skills
- Visual Optics & Measurement techniques
- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- ABB, including two from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics
- 128 UCAS tariff points
- 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.
International16240 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16240 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for London
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.