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Pathway to a degree in Optometry

Pathway to optometry
Pathway to optometry

Our part-time Pathway to a degree in Optometry has been designed for adults who want to return to education in order to apply to study for a degree.

Modules are taught in the evenings and at weekends. You will study in a relaxed and supportive environment. After studying the pathway you will be able to make an application to study Optometry with a Preliminary Year (MOptom) (B514).

How it works

The pathway is made up of 60 credits. This includes two compulsory core modules, made up of 20 credits each, and additional optional modules that will equal 20 credits.

Applicants will need 7 GCSEs, grades A-C/9-4. These should include double science, or physics and another science, mathematics and English or Welsh (if you went to a Welsh-medium school).

Pathway modules

Core modules

Optional modules


Under normal circumstances, you can expect to complete the pathway within one year, but you can take longer if needed.


Find out about funding and finance.


If you have any queries or would like to find out more about this pathway, please contact:

Pathways to a degree