As an optometrist you'll examine patients' eyes, advise on visual problems and prescribe and fit glasses or contact lenses when needed. We’ll train you to recognise eye diseases, like glaucoma and cataract, as well as general health conditions such as diabetes.
Our teaching is informed by world-leading research, and our courses are accredited by appropriate professional bodies, including the General Optical Council (GOC) and College of Optometrists.
There is a high demand for optometrists, and 100% of our BSc Optometry graduates are in employment or further training after six months (DLHE).
Where required, we provide students with PPE in order to ensure they can carry out their educational activities safely.
Our City Sight clinic offers a wide range of eye care services to the general public and local businesses in state-of-the-art facilities.
Optometry students benefit from a range of clinics and laboratories on campus and 3rd years students have the opportunity to work in our specialist clinic CitySight, with industry-standard equipment.
- Optometry BSc (Hons) Undergraduate degree
- Clinical Optometry MSc Postgraduate taught degree
- Introduction to Optometry Foundation course
- Clinical Management Guidelines Short courses and professional development
- Principles of Therapeutics Short courses and professional development
- Professional Certificate in Medical Retina Short courses and professional development
- Professional Certificate in Glaucoma Short courses and professional development
- Principles of Prescribing Online Short courses and professional development
- Professional Certificate in Low Vision Short courses and professional development
- Applied Vision PhD/MPhil Postgraduate research degree