Taught course

Clinical Optometry

City, University of London · School of Health Sciences

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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This MSc is for optometrists. It enables 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 and course duration


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-60 months


full time
24 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 7040 5790