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What will I learn?

Course description

This MSc aims to extend the clinical, problem-solving, and collaborative working skills of UK registered optometrists. This will allow career progression into enhanced services roles and specialist optometric clinics in the hospital eye service.

You will develop a systematic understanding of ocular diseases, the complex issues involved in their treatment and a critical awareness of current research.

Your clinical problem-solving skills will be enhanced, allowing you to make decisions in unpredictable situations, using your initiative and taking personal responsibility.

You will critically analyse and evaluate the latest research to inform the eye care of your patients, ensuring you remain at the forefront of your profession.

Teaching and learning

The course aims to give you an advanced level of integrated clinical knowledge and develop cutting-edge skills to help you excel as advanced practitioners and clinical leaders in your respective field.

To achieve this, the highly structured academic programme will run in parallel with a work-based programme of learning.

Career opportunities

Most of our students complete the course part-time while working in a wide variety of optometric roles. This course will give you advanced clinical skills in optometry and provide you with evidence base underpinning these skills. You will increase your scientific knowledge and research skills. Upon graduation, extended roles in primary and secondary ophthalmic settings will be more accessible.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£24,500.00 (US$ 29,730) per year
The mentioned fee is for 2021/22 year entry. There might be a sight increase in 2022/23 year entry.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
£24,500.00 (US$ 29,730) per year
The mentioned fee is for 2021/22 year entry. There might be a sight increase in 2022/23 year entry.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You must be a GOC registered optometrist with a minimum 2:2 degree in optometry. Students whose first language is not English require a minimum of one of the following: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing; paper-based TOEFL of 575 or computer-based TOEFL of 230 with 6.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); internet-based TOEFL of 90 with a minimum of 22 in each component.

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

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