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Orthoptics with Foundation Year BMedSci (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Medical Sciences (with Honours) - BMedSci H

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

An orthoptist specialises in the investigation, diagnosis and management of visual defects and abnormalities of eye movement. Our BMedSci is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. It provides all the necessary training for professional practice as an orthoptist worldwide.The Academic Unit of Opthalmology and Orthoptics is a vibrant teaching and research-active department. They are dedicated to nurturing students' talents and upholding the core values of the NHS in supporting the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. The practical teaching facilities and research labs are excellently equipped to perform laboratory and clinical-based research.Foundation YearThe foundation year of the programme provides people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in The Medical School. The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.The foundation year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study. During this year, you'll be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,450per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

A level :

Applications from non-mature applicants will only be considered where the applicant has not been in recent, full time, post-16 education or they have experienced extenuating circumstances which have had demonstrable impact on their level 3 achievements, evidenced through a completed DLL disrupted studies form.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 14 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 180
    136 68%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97 97%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.60 92%

    1st

    4

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