Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology (integrated degree apprenticeship) MSc

UCL - University College London · Institute of Ophthalmology

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in Optometry, Ophthalmology, Orthoptics or Nursing with an Ophthalmic speciality (Ophthalmic nurses who already have OPT level 1 and 2 competencies desirable). Applicants also require a minimum of level 2/GCSE grade C or equivalent in Mathematics and English. In addition, applicants will need to be employed in the UK by an employer with access to apprenticeship funding who is willing to support throughout the course both financially and in completing work e.g. providing a minimum 20% off the job (OTJ) training time, providing an Educational Supervisor to support locally, managing OTJ activities and hours. Applicants will also need to be working at least 30 hours per week for the employer hosting the apprenticeship.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this programme is to develop clinical practice and to contribute to the advancement of eye care delivery in primary, secondary, or tertiary care settings. The programme has been developed by practicing clinicians for multidisciplinary ophthalmic clinicians such as optometrists, orthoptists, and ophthalmic nurses. The structure of the programme is based on the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education, and research.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214