Taught course

Vision and Strabismus

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine

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Entry requirements

Anyone with a relevant degree or diploma in Orthoptics, or eye-care related degree or other appropriate eye care qualification may apply (2:1 or higher classifications are preferred).

Months of entry


Course content

Lead academic: Dr Charlotte Codina

This course is for practising orthoptists and other eye care professionals. It’s taught online and supported by two learning blocks, held on weekends at the beginning of your first and second years. There are also introductory days or tutorials online, held in March, depending on which module you choose to study. This means you can study for a higher degree without having to leave your current post.

It is the only distance learning course specialising in vision and strabismus that allows you to develop skills beyond registration while you work.

We have several specialist orthoptists on our teaching and research team. Many of our students go on to publish the results of their research projects. Any module can be studied as a standalone for continuing professional development.

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

English language requirements

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

For entry requirements for international students please visit, https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMedSci
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 215 9042