Research course

Ophthalmology

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

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Researchers in the Eye and Vision Sciences group work on basic science and clinical projects to improve our current understanding of the structure and function of the human visual system and to translate new knowledge into useful clinical tests. Our PhD/MPhil Ophthalmology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve your understanding of Ophthalmology.

Our postgraduate research in Ophthalmology follows several key themes:

  • Ocular imaging using a spectrum of innovative techniques;
  • Exploring the challenges relating to the appropriate measurement and management of patients with low vision;
  • Visual psychophysics and ocular electrophysiology;
  • Evaluating function and dysfunction across a diverse range of ophthalmic conditions;
  • Visual optics and determinants of optimal visual performance;
  • Contact lenses and the cornea.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
72-96 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608