Taught course

Clinical Ophthalmology and Vision Science

University of Liverpool · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

Successful completion of 3 years of a GMC recognised undergraduate basic medical education degree programme, with applicants in good academic and professional standing.

Selection will be via a composite score which incorporates relative academic performance, evidence of activity in one of the specialist areas or student society or charity and a personal statement.

Months of entry


Course content

The Clinical Ophthalmology and Vision Science MSc programme is aimed at intercalating medical students and will provide you with the opportunity to develop in depth applied knowledge, clinical practice, research skills and professional behaviours in the connected fields of Clinical ophthalmology and vision science. In the core placement modules you will rotate through the specialist areas within the NHS Acute Trusts working within clinical teams to apply knowledge, perform and develop clinical skills and learn (and demonstrate) professional behaviours, in often high intensity situations.

Please note that this programme is suitable for intercalating medical students.

You will learn about the scientific research leading to a greater understanding of vision, the mechanisms of disease leading to loss of vision and the transformative technologies being developed leading to new therapies and treatment strategies. Your engagement and progress will be assessed by portfolio, guided reflection, alongside separate research modules which are co-located in the clinical placement.

Through exposure to highly integrated practice across, the connected fields of clinical ophthalmology and vision science, you will gain a much deeper understanding of the ‘patient journey’ and the design and operation of NHS systems that deliver optimal care to patients with ocular conditions, including legal, ethical, governance and research components of wider clinical practice, ensuring deep understanding of the inherent linked nature of the specialties with authentic assessment and what the opportunities may be to treat patients in the future.

Fees and funding

UK students
See https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/clinical-ophthalmology-and-vision-science-msc/fees/
International students
See https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/clinical-ophthalmology-and-vision-science-msc/fees/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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