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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our three-year BSc (Hons) Optometry course with integrated clinical experiences throughout, has been specifically designed to meet the requirements for the practice of optometry and is regulated by the General Optical Council (GOC). As an optometry student at Aston, you'll experience hands-on teaching with real patients, setting you up for a rewarding life-long profession that changes lives. From your first weeks you’ll learn about the internal structures of the eye and how to assess occular health, and as you move further into the course you will have the opportunity to:- Access our unique virtual patient simulators will help you to develop initial clinical skills.- Supervised hands-on clinical experience working with patients at the Aston Eye Clinic, based on our vibrant city centre campus. - Learn to conduct a wide range of tests and examinations across all aspects of eye care for people at all times of life; from paediatrics (children) to geriatric (older people) optometry.- Discover the range of specialist fields and areas of optometry from dry eye to low vision by observing specialist clinics led by experts.- Develop knowledge and experience in the fitting and aftercare of contact lenses. - Broaden your understanding of the role opticians play in the wider healthcare field by taking part in interdisciplinary learning.Our blend of practical learning, world leading research, and links with industry mean that our graduates are highly sought after by major eye-care organisations that offer pre-registration posts. As a graduate you could enter your career in: hospitals, community-based or private practices, the optical industry, or optometry research. **Key course benefits:**- 1st in the UK for graduate prospects – on track (Optometry, Ophthalmics and Orthoptics (Complete University Guide 2022). - Aston is ranked 2nd in the UK for Health Professions (Guardian University Guide, 2022).- 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Optometry, Opthalmics & Orthoptics (Complete University Guide 2022).- Learn in an environment that is a hub of exciting research. Within the School of Optometry, we conduct world-leading research in a wide range of areas relating to optometry and eye health. 3rd in the UK for research quality (Optometry, Ophthalmics & Orthoptics, (Complete University Guide 2022). - Students who achieve an overall average mark of at least 50% at the end of Year 3 can choose to continue with further study, leading to an MOptom qualification.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,700per year

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A level : AAB - AAA

AAA two science subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or PhysicsAAB two science subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, for contextual offer students* AAB three science subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics.ABB two science subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, for contextual offer students* A level applicants may be eligible for a lowered offer if they perform exceptionally at interview or are eligible for our Contextual Offer Scheme.More details about interview scoring will


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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

The Aston international pre-master's programme is for international students who want to accomplish a postgraduate degree at Aston Business School.
Extensive support including help gaining work experience, free English language support and a range of scholarships to help talented international students.
Over 250 partnerships in around 45 countries with a range of high profile institutions across the world, plus an amazing global network of alumni.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 14 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 180
    134 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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