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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Optometrists are eye-care professionals who detect sight problems and prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Optometrists also detect and manage a variety of eye conditions such as glaucoma.Accredited by the General Optical Council, GCU offers a high-quality clinical education that is highly rated by students. Clinical training takes place in our purpose-built on-campus Eye Clinic.Open to the public, it offers contact lens fitting, orthoptics, dispensing, low vision, myopia control, infant and learning disability clinics. Employment prospects for graduates in Optometry are excellent and our graduates are highly rated by employers throughout the UK.Optometrists can continue their career development through various postgraduate schemes. These include training towards qualifications for Independent Prescribing and a range of specialist skills.We have an optometry clinic on campus and almost all clinical teaching takes place on campus. The only exceptions to this are 4 half day hospital sessions, all of which are within commuting distance of Glasgow city centre (and some of which may be scheduled on the same day i.e. 2 half day sessions on the same day in the same hospital).

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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A level : AAB

Must include 2 Sciences or 1 Science and Mathematics at A level, plus Maths at GCSE-A/7 orGCSE Double Science at AA and English at GCSE-B/6 Physics is recommended at A level or GCSEWould consider AS Maths at B in lieu of GCSE Maths

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Glasgow Caledonian University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The Glasgow campus is in the heart of a city known for being welcoming and affordable – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
GCU believes education is for everyone – with a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible for all.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 14 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 180
    199 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    6th

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