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Our students benefit from excellent teaching and a hands on approach in an innovative research environment.

Our active research allows new discoveries in optometry to quickly filter down to our students and members of the public who will benefit from them. The involvement of teaching staff in research also ensures that our teaching programmes are constantly evolving to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge needed in a rapidly changing profession.

Our teaching has been independently assessed as 'excellent'. This is testament to the quality and dedication of our teaching staff. Students also benefit from learning in our purpose built Optometry building which houses state of the art laboratories and equipment.

In our undergraduate degree, we place great emphasis on the practical aspects of optometry, with students spending considerable time in our on-site eye clinic. The eye clinic is open to members of the public, including children and adults with special needs.

Research students on our postgraduate research programme will gain experience working with world-renowned research leaders, their teams and their collaborators, and will gain the skills necessary to pursue a successful academic career on completion.

Practising optometrists can also enrol on our postgraduate taught programme, where they will be able to work towards gaining the latest clinical qualifications, which are becoming increasingly important for improving and maintaining clinical expertise in an ever-expanding profession.

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Our Optometry BSc will give you the knowledge you need to graduate as a pre-registration optometrist.

Optometry Students (Courtesy of Vale and Glamorgan NHS Trust 03/02/2009)

Postgraduate taught

We provide quality postgraduate qualifications in a flexible and supportive environment.

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Postgraduate research

Our research degrees are focused on independent research, where students are supervised by our outstanding academics.

Students in the Optometry Building Foyer

Continuing professional development (CPD)

We provide a wide range of short courses for optometrists and eye care professionals in the UK and internationally.