Taught course

Clinical Optometry

Institution
City, University of London · Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

  • You should be a UK registered optometrist satisfying all legal requirements to be eligible to practice in the UK
  • You should also be registered with the General Optical Council
  • An Honours degree in Optometry or professional optometric qualification of home country will be required from overseas candidates – clinical experience and responsibilities must be current and similar to a UK optometrist. Non-UK optometrists will be expected to attend interview in person or via Skype to ensure practitioners have the relevant clinical skills to complete the programme.
  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours undergraduate degree, or the equivalent from an international institution.

English Requirements:
If your first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a postgraduate course of study:

  • A first degree from a UK university
  • A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest scoring below 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required
  • Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Developed for optometrists, this internationally renowned MSc will help you provide enhanced clinical care to patients, by helping you understand the co-management of patients and the expansion of the optometrist’s role in ocular therapeutics. It will enable you to continue your development and accumulation of knowledge and expertise relating to ocular healthcare and vision science during your professional career.

The MSc in Clinical Optometry has an international reputation for quality and is at the forefront of continuing education in clinical optometry. As a result, you will acquire cutting-edge skills and knowledge from leading UK experts in a dynamic learning environment.

The programme will provide you with an opportunity to enhance your career prospects, by gaining both an academic qualification and a professional qualification with either the General Optical Council or the College of Optometrists (where appropriate).

The MSc in Clinical Optometry will help you:

  • Gain up-to-date research-based and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of fields, particularly in primary care optometry
  • Study through a flexible, taught postgraduate modular-based programme, delivered on an intensive three-day modular programme design
  • Understand 'shared-care' or 'co-management' of patients with other medical disciplines and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics
  • Develop your clinical and theoretical knowledge, making extensive use of expert practitioners
  • Develop and accumulate your knowledge and expertise relating to ocular health care and vision science during your professional careers
  • Contribute to the development of your profession
  • Become a reflective practitioner
  • Practise safely by affirming an appropriate level of competence, a level of self-awareness that encourages recognition of your own limits and the knowledge to meet likely future developments in optometric practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pghealth@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 5790