BSc Optometry / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
AAB-AAA (including specific subjects)
- Typical contextual A-level offer
AAB-ABB (including specific subjects).Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
35 points overall with grades 665 in 3 higher level subjects, to include 2 sciences (from Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Physics).
For this course we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation.
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
- Sustainable Development Goals
Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:
- Goal 3: Good health and well-being
- Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
- Study in our modern £4 million facilities at an institution with the longest tradition of teaching optometry in the UK.
- Gain clinical experience at neighbouring Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, one of the largest eye hospitals in Europe.
- Benefit from personal and professional development sessions running throughout the course.
- The General Optical Council (GOC) regulates our BSc, and MSci (integrated Masters) Optometry courses. Both programmes hold full approval from the GOC.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2023 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £23,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
The General Optical Council student registration fee is currently £30 (renewable each year) but is reimbursed to you by the university.
At the beginning of your first year, we provide you with a lab coat. By the end of the second year, you are encouraged to purchase your own ophthalmoscope and retinoscope, which can cost between £800 and £1000.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.
Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.
To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
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