Undergraduate

Our three-year Optometry BSc will give you the scientific and clinical knowledge you need to graduate as a pre-registration optometrist.

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  • No. 1 for Optometry in The Complete University Guide, 2018.

This course will provide you with the optometric knowledge and skills required to ensure that the primary eye and vision care needs of the public are met to the highest of standards.

  • £22 million purpose built Optometry facility

You will be taught many aspects of optometric care including general eye examination, spectacle dispensing, contact lens fitting and paediatric and geriatric optometry.

Optometrists are primary health care specialists trained to examine and test the visual system and where necessary, provide refractive correction using optical appliances such as spectacles and contact lenses. They are also able to detect diseases that affect the eye and visual system, and are therefore well educated in all aspects of vision science and pathology of the eye.

Accreditation

Our course contains syllabus recommendations from the General Optical Council (GOC) and the Optometric professional body, The College of Optometrists.

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

Employability

100% of our students are in professional employment or further study within six months of graduating. We boast a consistently high final assessment pass rate (91% 2016, 92% 2015).

We provide you with the knowledge and transferable skills needed by any student of the health and life sciences. This approach prepares you for the changes in the profession, which will inevitably occur during your career, and it enables you to undertake and enjoy lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

Such an approach means you will not be isolated from other career options.

  • 91% final assessment pass rate, 2016
  • 100% students in professional employment or further study

Specialist equipment is required in order to study the BSc Optometry.

Visionix L80 Wave machine

Why study optometry?

Find out about the excellent career prospects a degree in Optometry at Cardiff University could give you.

Students at outside the Optometry Building

How to apply

Guidance on applying for a place.

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Requirements

Specialist equipment is required in order to study the BSc Optometry.

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Employability

100% of our students are in professional employment or further study within six months of graduating