Research course

Optometry and Vision Sciences

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • MPhil or PhD with progression from MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
  • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil in the first instance. If you want to be considered for direct entry to the PhD route then this can be discussed at interview if you are shortlisted. Please note you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this request.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Study your research degree with a well-funded, internationally published academic team that’s making exciting discoveries. Join us in Cambridge.

Our academic team has a wealth of international experience in research and research training, as well as an impressive record of attracting grants from research councils, charities and industry.

We pursue our work under two broad banners: our Visual Function and Physiology Research Group and the Anglia Vision Research Group.

Here’s a brief overview of our main areas of expertise and interest:

  • The basic processes and neural mechanism of normal vision perception, including spatio-temporal vision, image processing, colour vision, stereopsis and binocular vision
  • How mechanisms differ in developing, aging, anomalous and diseased visual systems
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic tools
  • Paediatric eyecare
  • Electrophysiology

We can accommodate a wide range of research proposals and can offer you expert academic support, as well as comprehensive research training and an inspiring scientific community.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team