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Course summary

Combine the latest research and theoretical knowledge with practical learning and clinical skills on this master’s programme for practising optometrists. Our MSc enjoys an excellent reputation and you will learn with expert practitioners and researchers who are leaders in the field of eye disease and ocular therapeutics.

  • You will develop your clinical and theoretical knowledge with the guidance of expert practitioners informed by the most up-to-date research.
  • You will gain a detailed understanding of the expanding role of optometrists in the co-management of patients.
  • Your studies will be underpinned by a core module in Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis to develop your critical research skills.
  • Elective modules will allow you to build your professional knowledge and contribute to research in your particular areas of interest.
This MSc programme is for qualified, practising optometrists who wish to increase their professional knowledge and enhance the clinical care they provide for patients.

Modules

Your modules will be led by experienced practitioners and leading researchers. You will also benefit from lectures given by external specialists, highlighting current and emerging issues in the field. Core Modules Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis-online module (30 credits) The aim of this module is to develop your theoretical, methodological and research skills to enhance your ability to conduct rigorous research and to reach sound analytical conclusions, which form the basis of effective service delivery in health and social care organisations. Discipline specific modules

  • Professional Certificate in Glaucoma (15 credits)
  • Professional Certificate in Medical Retina (15 credits)
  • Professional Certificate in Low Vision (15 credits)
  • Principles of Therapeutics (via Moodle) (15 credits)
  • Independent Prescribing (15 credits)
  • Clinical Management Guidelines (15 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits) The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to undertake a piece of original, independent research focussed on the topics that are of particular interest to you, and you wish to explore in greater depth.

Assessment method

You will be assessed on each module through a range of written and practical examinations, which could include any combination of the following:

  • A multiple-choice question paper
  • Visual recognition and interpretation of clinical signs tests (VRICS)
  • Patient management case scenarios
  • An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
- A professional practice portfolio.


Entry requirements

You should be a UK registered optometrist satisfying all legal requirements to be eligible to practice in the UK. This includes registration with the General Optical Council. A minimum of a 2:1 honours undergraduate degree, or the equivalent of a 2:1 honours undergraduate degree or higher from an international institution. English Requirements: If your first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a postgraduate course of study: - A first degree from a UK university - A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA - International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest scoring below 6.5 - Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required - TOEFL 100 overall with 24 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 19 Reading and 20 Speaking - Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11800 Year 1
Scotland £11800 Year 1
Wales £11800 Year 1
EU £14750 Year 1
International £14750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Clinical Optometry at City, University of London - UCAS