Taught course

Clinical Ophthalmology

UCL - University College London · Institute of Ophthalmology

Entry requirements

A UK medical degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. 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 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The one-year Clinical Ophthalmology MSc will enhance your knowledge of common ocular diseases, ophthalmic surgical and laser procedures, clinical anatomy and ocular therapeutics. You will develop analytical skills for solving clinical cases and evaluating published research, and gain valuable research experience through the opportunity to undertake a clinical library-based dissertation.

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital are recognised globally and have an outstanding track record in basic biomedical research, much of which has been translated into important advances in novel innovative therapies.

Students will benefit from advanced facilities and high-level ophthalmic practice.

The programme will also provide unique opportunities to interact with leading clinicians from Moorfields Eye Hospital as well as from other prominent institutions. International students from countries with less well-developed ophthalmic services will especially benefit from this unique programme.

Full-time: 1 year; Flexible: 2-5 years;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, problem-based learning, clinical application and clinical practice observation at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Assessment is through written examinations, multiple choice questions, oral presentations, problem-based learning, a dissertation and a case-based portfolio.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214