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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, JAN-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

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.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

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.

Accredited by the General Optical Council and the College of Optometrists.

Who is this course for?

This MSc programme is for qualified, practising optometrists who wish to increase their professional knowledge and enhance the clinical care they provide for patients.

Teaching and assessment

You will learn through a dynamic mix of methods including:

  • lectures (face-to-face and online)
  • tutorials
  • discussion forums
  • interactive seminars
  • case reviews
  • clinical demonstrations
  • videos and discussion of clinical scenarios
  • practical classes and clinical skills laboratories.


Optometry is an evolving field with optometrists taking on greater responsibility for managing and prescribing for some eye conditions, as well as being involved in the shared care of patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

On completing the MSc in Clinical Optometry, you will have the academic and research skills to enhance your professional expertise, opening up opportunities to specialise in a particular area of clinical practice and expand your scope of practice

You could also consider pursuing further study with a view to combining academic teaching or research with your practitioner role.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,050per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

Nearly all degrees offer the opportunity of a work placement, a clinical placement or time studying abroad. Many offer professional accreditation.
A diverse and welcoming community with buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union, student counselling and an award-winning student centre.
Partnerships with more than 100 leading institutions across the globe bring exciting opportunities to study abroad and get international work experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 15 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 180
    132 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96.0 96%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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