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  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

Course outline

Learning and teaching

The Aston Graduate Diploma in Optometry has been designed for students who require additional study in order to progress onto the UK pre-registration period. This includes:

Optometry graduates who have not achieved the grades required for automatic progression onto the UK pre-registration period (i.e. students that have not achieved at least a 2:2 in their degree and / or competence in key skills).
Practitioners whose certificate of clinical competence has expired.
Students from outside the UK who have a recommendation from the General Optical Council and need to obtain an appropriate qualification to work in the UK.

You will study alongside our BSc Optometry students in a supportive environment, designed to enhance your existing knowledge. Working alongside a team of expert teaching staff from Aston Optometry School, who come from a wide variety of healthcare, industry and research backgrounds, you will complete a range of lectures, tutorials and take part in practical/clinical sessions to hone your skills.

On successful completion of the course, you will be well prepared to embark on your pre-registration year and take the first steps into a rewarding career in optometry.

Professional Accreditation

This course is regulated by the General Optical Council (GOC).

Career Prospects

Our blend of practical learning, world leading research and links with industry mean that our optometry graduates are highly sought after by major eye-care organisations that offer pre-registration posts.

As a graduate you could enter your career in:

community-based or private practices
the optical industry
optometry research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,300per year

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

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Campus address

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

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