MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2023

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents that we require.

We recommend that 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.

Advice to applicants

Your application form must be accompanied by the following 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 three 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;
  • CV;
  • 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 if this is not possible, sent directly to . 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.

If you have any problems with the application process, please contact us at .

How your application is considered

Your application will be reviewed by the relevant course director on receipt of all required supporting documentation. Applicants are considered on an academic and relevant professional experience basis, based on all information provided.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

For clinical placements, a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) check will be require for UK residents. Overseas students are required to provide a Police/Government Office Certificate of Good Conduct. This is usually completed once students have arrived at the University. Please contact for further guidance.


Deferrals are considered on an individual basis. Successful applicants may defer entry to the course for up to one year.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application, you should demonstrate how your application has improved.

We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.