What will I learn?

Clinical Investigation and Vision Sciences is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences. Research themes: Measurements of the visual field in health and disease; Refinement of electrophysiological techniques for assessing retinal processing; Visual function and retinal imaging in glaucoma and Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Effects, mechanisms and risk factors in diabetic retinopathy; Clinical measures of vision in children; Aetiology, impact and management of visual defects in children with Down's Syndrome; Psychophysics of normal and abnormal vision; New electrophysiological techniques for assessing retinal processing; Visual performance in low vision and image enhancement techniques; Eye movements and vision in Nystagmus and other oculomotor disorders; Vision and visual defects in Down's Syndrome; Early detection and treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Which department am I in?

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

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Start date

September 2019

Venue

Cardiff University

PO Box 921,

Cardiff,

CF10 3XQ, Wales

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have either: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each sub-score); at least 90 with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; 62 with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ‘pass’ in all four components or IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall and no less than 6.0 in each sub-score; at least 100 with minimum scores of 24 for writing, 22 for listening, 24 for reading and 25 for speaking in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; 70 with no less than 54 in all skills in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with at least a Merit in all components.

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About this uni

Cardiff University is recognised by international employers from the globe-over, making its graduates highly sought after.

  • Ranked in the world’s top 100
  • Based in one of the safest capital cities in Europe
  • High quality teaching with highly qualified teaching staff
  • Recently invested GBP600m in its facilities