Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science MSc
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- Degree awarded
- 1 year FT, up to 4 years PT
- Entry requirements
An honours degree (minimum 2:1), or its overseas equivalent, in one of the following subjects:
- Medical Sciences
- Other science subjects
- Number of places/applicants
- How to apply
To give you the greatest opportunity to join our course and make the admissions process and quick and easy as possible we recommend you read the below guidance.
We recommend you apply as early as possible; the formal deadline is the end of July. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.
Your application form must be accompanied by supporting documents:
- Two academic references on letter headed paper. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. Unfortunately we cannot request references from your referees on your behalf.
- Official academic certificates and transcripts of all your current and previous studies (with fully certified translations by a professional translator if not in English)
- Personal statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- A scanned copy of the photograph page of your passport
- Proof of English Language proficiency (if appropriate)
Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.
Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.
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The MSc course in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences brings together the research expertise in vision from the Institute of Human Development , the Faculty of Life Sciences and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital .
This programme will provide you with a firm grounding in the knowledge needed to pursue a higher degree and to conduct high quality research in ophthalmology, optometry or vision sciences. It also gives an opportunity for vision-related professionals to advance their knowledge of the scientific foundations of ophthalmology and vision sciences.
The course is aimed at optometrists, ophthalmologists, orthoptists and nurses from the UK and overseas. It is suitable for:
- Individuals who are considering undertaking a research degree in the vision sciences
- Those interested in professional development
- Those interested in conducting research as part of their clinical training
- Ophthalmologists wishing to expand and extend their training into specialist areas
- Optometrists considering a career in the hospital eye service
An example of the course structure is provided in the course syllabus and timetable:
- Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (MSc): Syllabus (Word Doc, 102 KB)
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £21,500
- MSc (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
International students (per annum): £10,750
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L `Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning'. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a Certificate, 45 credits to a Diploma and 60 credits to a Masters.
If an AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.
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