BSc Optometry / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2020
How to apply
Advice to applicants
We would normally only consider applicants who obtained the relevant qualification within the three years prior to entry.
Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.
Please note that if you are offered a place on this course, you will be required to register with the General Optical Council and, as a result, will be subject to their standards and disciplinary proceedings in addition to those of the University.
There is an opportunity to complete a fourth year and gain an MSci in Optometry. Students can apply for admission to this during their course, and will be advised about the application process in their second year.
- Optometry Applicants Fitness to Practise Guidelines (PDF, 85KB)
Guidance and procedure for applicants to the BSci and MSci Optometry Programmes
How your application is considered
Both international and EU applicants are considered on the basis of their UCAS form. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype.
Interviews are part of the selection process. All suitable UK applicants will be interviewed in person at the University.
Fitness to practise / health requirements
All applicants will be required to complete a Pre-acceptance Health Questionnaire. Please see the Optometry Applicants - Fitness to Practise Guidelines (PDF) for more information.
Disclosure and Barring Service check
We do not require applicants to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check during the admissions cycle.
However should you register on the Optometry programme, you will be required to complete the enhanced DBS check during the first 2 weeks of formal teaching
Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications
We will consider resit applications provided you have obtained a minimum of A-level grades BBC at the first attempt (or equivalent qualifications).