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MSci Optometry at The University of Manchester
MSci Optometry
Our four-year optometry course for undergraduates includes the pre-registration year required to qualify as an optometrist.

MSci Optometry / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MSci
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer

AAB (including specific subjects)

Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
ABB (including specific subjects).
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall including 6 in two science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) at Higher Level and 5 in one further Higher Level subject.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Spend an extra year achieving an integrated master's, which incorporates the pre-registration year into your BSc degree.
  • Study in our modern £4 million optometry facilities.
  • Gain clinical experience at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, one of the largest eye teaching hospitals in Europe.
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Optometry at The University of Manchester

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying optometry at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .

We also operate campus tours, which are available most days. These are with a student ambassador who can tell you all about life at The University of Manchester. It may also be possible to meet with admissions staff (subject to staff availability). Family and friends are welcome too.

To book, please contact the Admissions Office on tel +44 (0)161 275 2411 or email ug.optometry@manchester.ac.uk

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £23,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Additional expenses

The General Optical Council student registration fee is currently £20 (renewable each year). At the beginning of your first year, we provide you with a lab coat and suggest you buy a trial frame (up to £300). By the end of your second year, you are encouraged to purchase your own ophthalmoscope and retinoscope, which can cost between £800 and £1000.

Scholarships/sponsorships

We are pleased to offer a £2,000 per annum tuition fee bursary for international applicants to Optometry. This will be applied automatically should you register on the course. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a bursary for home/EU students; however, the University offers a scholarship/bursary package .

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 2411
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/optometry/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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