Taught course

Vision and Strabismus

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

Anyone with an orthoptic degree or diploma, or appropriate eye care qualification may apply (2:1 or higher classifications are preferred).

Applications are welcomed from anywhere in the world, provided broadband internet access is available.

Ideally you should also have at least one year’s clinical experience following your first degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a part-time distance learning course for practising orthoptists and other eye care professionals. It’s taught online (supported by two residential weekends, an introductory day for Low Vision and virtual tutorials), so you can study for a higher degree without having to leave your current post.

Any of our modules can be studied as a standalone for Continuing Professional Development.

Teaching is by distance learning, supported by two weekend residentials (and introductory day for Low Vision) that take place in Sheffield and virtual tutorials using e-technology.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMedSci
    distance learning
    36 PT months
    • PGDip
      distance learning
      24 PT months

      Course contact details

      Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
      +44 (0)114 215 9042