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Postgraduate taught

We offer flexible postgraduate optometry programmes and modules which are designed for the modern eye-care professional.

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 with all our teaching informed by research.

Modules and programmes


Our programmes provide pathways for eye care professionals studying single modules for career professional development (CPD), and for those pursuing a University award of Postgraduate Certificate or MSc.

Course Qualification Mode
Clinical Optometry MSc Full time, Part time blended learning
Eye Care Governance PgCert Part time distance learning, Part time distance learning
Therapeutic Prescribing for Optometrists PgCert Part time blended learning


Part-time students can study one module at a time or sign up for a programme. Professionals can choose subjects and a 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