City, University of London

Course Introduction

The Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner) programme provides ophthalmic nurses with up-to-date research-based and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of ophthalmic fields. The main focus of the Ophthalmic Nursing programme is prescribing within the context of ophthalmic nursing. You will complete the non-medical prescribing programme in addition to ophthalmic-related modules which will enhance prescribing competence. The degree programme offers education in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to the role of ophthalmic nurse practitioner. It also develops research and critical thinking skills and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent practice and research in the future. This provides you with the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding Master's programme tailored to nursing ophthalmic care.

The Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate course is designed for registered nurses working in ophthalmic health or caring for people who are experiencing vision loss. It is for staff nurses and nurse managers, as well as those seeking a career in nursing or health research. The Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner Masters programme will enhance your professional skills in practice, research and teaching. As a graduate, you will enhance prospects in applying for posts in nurse management, student support, and as ophthalmic nurse specialists or advanced nurse practitioners in ophthalmology, in a variety of different settings (public and private). The programme is also suitable for nurses considering a post in research.

Start Date:

Full-time: one year (plus one year dissertation)..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £5,300 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £5,300 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £8,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should hold at least a lower second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. If you do not hold a degree, you may be considered on the basis of professional experience and/or at the discretion of the programme director.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest scoring below 6.5; Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required; A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language. For example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA; other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned.
  • IELTS score: 7