Taught course

Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • medicine
  • optometry
  • orthoptics
  • clinical and biological sciences
  • or other science subjects.

Intercalating students

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students studying at Manchester, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if you are in your third year) or have no fails in third year if you are in your fourth year.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc/MRes Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences course brings together the research expertise in vision from The University of Manchester and the clinical expertise of Manchester Royal Eye Hospital .

The course is aimed at optometrists, ophthalmologists, orthoptists and nurses from the UK and overseas. It is suitable for:

  • Individuals who are considering undertaking a research degree in the vision sciences;
  • Those interested in professional development;
  • Those interested in conducting research as part of their clinical training;
  • Ophthalmologists wishing to expand and extend their training into specialist areas;
  • Optometrists considering a career in the hospital eye service.

This course will provide you with a firm grounding in the knowledge needed to pursue a higher degree and to conduct high quality research in ophthalmology, optometry or vision sciences.

It also gives an opportunity for vision-related professionals to advance their knowledge of the scientific foundations of ophthalmology and vision sciences.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.optometry@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 1798