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Our undergraduate programmes will provide you with the scientific and clinical knowledge to register as an optometrist with the General Optical Council.

An undergraduate practical session
An undergraduate practical session

We offer both four and five-year degree programmes which lead to gaining a Master's in Optometry (MOptom). Both courses aim to provide you with the clinical skills required to ensure that the primary care needs of the public are met to the highest of standards.

You will become familiar with many aspects of optometric care including general eye examination, spectacle dispensing, contact lens fitting, binocular vision disorders, low vision, abnormal colour conditions, and paediatric optometry.


As a qualified optometrist, you will have a wide range of career options available to you with excellent progression opportunities. Private practice, the hospital eye service, teaching, and research are just some of the careers available for optometry graduates. Registration also opens possibilities to work abroad as an optometry qualification from the UK is highly regarded worldwide.

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