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 Overseas optometrists will be accepted on an ad-hoc basis providing your undergraduate syllabus and clinical responsibilities are similar to those of a UK optometrist A minimum of a 2:1 honours undergraduate degree, or the equivalent from an international institution.

Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Optometry

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Clinical Optometry prepares students to provide enhanced clinical care to patients. The emphasis is on the co-management of patients and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics.

The course has an international reputation for quality and is at the forefront of continuing education in clinical optometry. As a practitioner you will acquire cutting-edge skills and knowledge form leading UK experts in a dynamic learning environment.

City has a thriving research community who are undertaking a range of pioneering research in the vision sciences. We also have well-establish links with local centres of excellence such as Moorfields Eye Hospital and the institute of Ophthalmology.

The taught component of most modules is face-to-face and takes place over two days during the week. The first day of most modules will be delivered by distance learning to reduce the time away from your practice and to provide a blended learning experience. Students can start acquiring credits towards the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc at the beginning of any module throughout the academic year.

This course is accredited for the General Optical Council's Continuing Education and Training (CET) points. The course includes the Professional Certificates in Glaucoma and Low Vision accredited by the College of Optometrists. The prescribing modules are also accredited by the General Optical Council and the content forms the theory for the College of Optometrists' Independent Prescribing Common Final Assessment.

Information for international students

Candidates must satisfy all legal requirements to be eligible to practise as optometrists in UK.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £8,000 (MSc) (2015/16; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Part-time EU: £4,000 per year (MSc) (2015/16; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Full-time Non EU: £16,000 (MSc) (2015/16; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year (MSc) (2015/16; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
36 months


part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations70

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7040 8352
+44 (0)20 7040 8494