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Introduction to Optometry CertHE

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**Please note that this course is now closed to further applications for this cycle, including through UCAS Extra. Vacancies may become available at Clearing. Please check the institution website during Clearing for any further updates.**This one year full-time Introduction to Optometry programme provides an introduction to clinical and professional optometric practice as well as a thorough education in the core subjects required to study BSc Optometry. It provides students with an alternative entry route onto the BSc Optometry course at City, University of London. This course has been designed for students with an ambition to study optometry at BSc level, who have a passion for science and will enjoy a future working with the public and colleagues across the healthcare sector. Students develop a basic knowledge of the optics of vision and learn about anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology of tissues and organs of th body related to occular disease. The course provides students with the quantitative analytical skills required to deal with applied optical calculations, as well as training in experimental method and analysis and scientific report writing. Principles of some optometric instruments and techniques are also introduced.Our Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences has an internationally excellent reputation within the optometric profession. The course curriculum is informed by our world leading research which is at the cutting edge of advances in the sector and the programme is taught by academics who are leaders in their field. Successful completion of this Introduction to Optometry programme will result in a Certificate in Higher Education in Introduction to Optometry [European Qualifications Framework level 4]. This can lead to several career routes including progression onto the BSc Optometry at City, University of London, progression onto other higher education courses at City or other institutions, or Optical Assistant roles within the private sector or the Hospital Eye Service.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,300per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : CCC

to include 2 from Biology Chemistry Maths and/or Physics OR any 3 other A levels with grades BBB or equivalent


University information

City, University of London

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

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

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