Postgraduate taught

Further your knowledge and enhance your skills and employability with our carefully selected and flexible postgraduate programmes taught by leading international experts.

Our programmes have been developed specifically with eye care professionals in mind; providing an opportunity to achieve higher qualifications that are meaningful in everyday ophthalmic practice. We offer an outstanding teaching and learning experience and have received over 90% overall satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey for the last four years. All our teaching is informed by research, and many of the staff are leading experts in their fields.

Our programmes provides pathways for eye care professionals studying single modules for CPD, and for those pursuing a University award of Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, or MSc.

Modules and programmes

We provide a range of postgraduate taught modules and programmes for optometrists and eye care professionals in the UK and Internationally.


Our programmes are flexible offering you the opportunity to study full time or part time at a distance or in Cardiff.


Part time students can study a module at a time or sign up for a programme.  Professionals choose subjects and level of complexity to suit their practice.

View all our available modules.

Learning with us makes use of the University's virtual learning environment, and is accompanied by strong personal support and contact with tutors. Many of the modules are accompanied by practical training workshops, normally provided over a 1-2 day period in Cardiff or other suitable locations.

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Many of our programmes and modules are accredited by The College of Optometrists.


Many of our modules are also accredited by the General Optical Council (GOC) or the College of Optometrists towards Higher Professional Qualifications and most are accredited for GOC Continuing Education and Training (CET) points.

Postgraduate Optometry