Entry requirements

A second class honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education. Exceptional applicants without a first degree will be considered, but will usually be required to undertake the Biological Foundations in Clinical Practice and Related Pharmacology module. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview A current professional registration with a relevant professional / statutory body or equivalent At least two years' relevant clinical experience as a registered nurse, including one years' experience within ophthalmic nursing. References may be requested. Applicants will be able to bring to the programme recent studies (up to 45 credits) taken elsewhere, and thereby be exempted from one or more modules.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Ophthalmic Nursing) is a flexible, professionally orientated programme for nurses working in ophthalmic health and eye care within health and social care provisions.

Changes in healthcare needs and provision have led to the use of new technologies and more innovative and creative working practices. This course will help prepare a specialist research-focused workforce that will help revolutionise health and social care provision.

The course gives new, efficient and ethical ways of working that will offer better quality of life and quality of care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign. It will enable students to respond better to the increasing pressures within the current healthcare system.

The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to ophthalmic nursing. It also develops research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future. This provides students with the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding Master's course tailored to ophthalmic care.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £7,500 (MSc) (2015/16; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Part-time EU: £3,750 per year (MSc) (2015/16; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (MSc) (2015/16; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year (MSc) (2015/16; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 7040 5790