City, University of London

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives

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.

Career prospects

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 £10,800 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £10,800 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £17,340 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £5,405 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £5,405 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £8,160 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: To apply for this course, you must have: First degree (minimum 2.1 and above) OR higher level 7/MSc qualification. Minimum of two years? experience in ophthalmic nursing. A satisfactory academic reference and a satisfactory clinical reference. A statement of current clinical skills in the field of ophthalmic nursing.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also 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. 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 Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned.
  • IELTS score: 7