Taught course

Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, in one of the following subjects: Medicine (with postgraduate experience in ophthalmology), Optometry, Orthoptics, Medical Sciences, or other related subjects.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc course in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences brings together the research expertise in vision from the School of Medicine, the Faculty of Life Sciences and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. It provides students 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.

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

Information for international students

For MSc applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based), or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Medicine
+44 (0)161 275 5688