What will I learn?

Did you know that most people value their sight above all other senses? That’s not surprising considering how important vision is to our everyday lives. Vision is a complicated process involving not just our eyes, but our brains and nervous system.Studying for an Optometry degree you will discover the fascinating way in which the visual system works and learn to help patients of all ages to keep their eyes healthy and achieve the best vision possible.You will explore everything from the physiology and psychology of vision, to how to conduct an eye test, prescribe glasses and contact lenses and detect signs of injury or disease (both in the eye and the rest of the body). You will practise your new skills in the range of specialist clinics that are available in our on-campus eye clinic and you will also visit local hospital eye clinics to further broaden your experience.Students on the BSc (Hons)/MOptom Optometry course have a joint intake. All enter the course at BSc Hons (3 years) level and those who achieve an average of over 60% in the second year are eligible to apply for transfer into the MOptom programme (4 years in total).

Which department am I in?

Coleraine Campus

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

September 2022



University House,

Cromore Road,


Northern Ireland,

BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Ulster University

An international reputation for excellence, Ulster University offers students a welcoming and caring environment to live and study.

  • Scholarship of GBP 2,000 for international students
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for overseas students
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