UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme will allow students to develop advanced knowledge of the eye, eye diseases and treatment and the research underpinning clinical practice. Some of the ophthalmologists, researchers and nurses who are at the forefront of ophthalmic research clinical practice at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye hospital Trust - both world leading institutions will be involved in the teaching. By the end of your programme students should have acquired more knowledge about common eye disease and some specialities and be more confident in their clinical practice underpinned by a knowledge of the relevant current ophthalmic research. Students will also acquire skills in academic writing, problem-based learning and group work.

Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to show initiative and undertake observational visits to other ophthalmic areas in order to optimise their learning experience by observing skills that are not readily available in the students current clinical area. An example of this would be ocular prosthetics to observe the manufacturing process of the artificial eye. This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach. Students will have access to face-to-face classroom teaching and virtual learning, both individually as well as through collaborative and cooperative learning approaches, to help students acquire the academic knowledge and skills required for evidence based practice. As this is a new programme we do not have any current alumni information. However, graduates from the PG Cert programme which has existed for three years have gone on to specialise in Ophthalmology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,190 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,190 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £16,670 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,535 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,535 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £8,350 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of a second-class Bachelor?s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates will need to have a professional healthcare qualification (in nursing or an allied healthcare profession). Students are also required to have at least one year?s ophthalmic experience and to be currently working in the field of ophthalmology.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.