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 .
- 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.
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 email@example.com
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For entry in 2022 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2023 entry.
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).
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