Entry requirements

A UK medical degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Appropriate professional qualifications and suitable work experience – a minimum of one year’s ophthalmic training – is recommended prior to starting the programme.

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 new Master\'s degree will deliver an in-depth understanding of clinical ophthalmology, disease pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. The programme combines lectures and seminars at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology with direct exposure to clinical practice in the ophthalmology clinics at the world-leading Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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

Students will have the unique opportunity to observe the implementation of clinical knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of ocular diseases by experienced clinicians and researchers, in clinics in the second year.

The programme will teach students how to assess scientific literature, to evaluate the efficacy of novel treatment strategies, and consier how they fit into existing treatment algorithms.

Full-time: 2 years;

Fees and funding

Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP12,680; Overseas Full-time: GBP25,490; Overseas students moving to this programme in Year 2 from the Clinical Ophthalmology MSc will be required to pay a top-up fee, so that the total fee payable is equal to those students who were enrolled from Year 1.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


In the first year the programme is predominantly delivered through lectures, seminars and attendance at clinical teaching sessions. The second year is largely clinic based and supplemented by taught sessions. Assessment is through written examinations, oral presentations, problem-based learning, dissertation and a case-based portfolio.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214