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How to Apply

Please apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) – the link is on the right here. The UCAS code for Cardiff University is C15, and the BSc (Hons) Optometry course code is B510.
We normally have 70 home/EU student places in the first year, plus between 15 and 20 places for students from overseas.


Application Guidelines

Building Picture courtesy of Cardiff and Vale NHS resources

We consider each application on an individual basis. We expect applicants to have gained some work experience in optometry, and consequently have an awareness of the profession and its role.
In the personal statement, we would like to see what else you have done outside academic achievements - non-academic awards, hobbies, work and volunteer experience, athletic involvement, community and club membership, for example.

Visiting the School

Cardiff University has general open days during April and September each year, but we also open up the School on specific days during November to March to applicants to whom we have made offers. This gives prospective students the opportunity to look around the School and meet present students and the staff. We feel it is very important that prospective students visit the School before making their decision on where they wish to study.


Admissions Officers


Phone:        +44 (0)29 208 74852 / 74374

Fax:            +44 (0)29 208 74859

Address:     Admissions                    
                    School of Optometry and Vision Sciences,                    
                    Cardiff University                    
                    Maindy Road                    
                    CF24 4HQ



Additional information:

For any enquiry about studying on the BSc Optometry degree, as either a UK/EU or overseas student, please use these contact details. You may also be able to meet our Admissions Tutor, Mr Richard Earlam, when he travels to Kenya, Malaysia and Singapore each year, to visit schools and other educational institutions as part of our admissions process.

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