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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


Our programme provides perfect foundation for practising optometrists who want to add an academic strand to their work, and for scientists with backgrounds in a variety of disciplines who want to further their career in academia, industry or public health.

You will pursue original research under the supervision of our expert multidisciplinary research staff who specialise in: visual neuroscience, psychophysics,ocular optics and instrumentation, measurement techniques in vision, and ophthalmic public health.

You may have the opportunity to develop scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of various visual impairments(e.g. glaucoma, macular disease, colour deficiencies), via our state-of-the-art City Sight laboratories and clinics and established links with eye-care practitioners, such as nearby Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Study for an Phd

Doctoral level study involves independent academic research, supported by supervisors, that makes an original contribution to knowledge within the discipline.

The work carried out will therefore be of sufficient quality to satisfy academic peer review and merit publication.

Application deadline

20 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,010per year

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

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    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.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 14 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 180
    133 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%



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