Taught course

Clinical Ophthalmic Practice

UCL - University College London · Institute of Ophthalmology

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates will need to have a professional healthcare qualification (in nursing or an allied healthcare profession). Students are also required to have at least one year’s ophthalmic experience and to be currently working in the field of ophthalmology.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

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

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will allow students to develop advanced knowledge of the eye, eye diseases and treatment and the research underpinning clinical practice. Some of the ophthalmologists, researchers and nurses who are at the forefront of ophthalmic research clinical practice at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye hospital Trust - both world leading institutions will be involved in the teaching.

Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to show initiative and undertake observational visits to other ophthalmic areas in order to optimise their learning experience by observing skills that are not readily available in the students current clinical area. An example of this would be ocular prosthetics to observe the manufacturing process of the artificial eye.

This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach. Students will have access to face-to-face classroom teaching and virtual learning, both individually as well as through collaborative and cooperative learning approaches, to help students acquire the academic knowledge and skills required for evidence based practice.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    60 months
      full time
      12 months
        part time
        24 months

        Course contact details

        +44 (0)20 3370 1214