UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme provides ophthalmic non-medical professionals with the opportunity to undertake advanced clinical training through flexible study, to develop clinical practice and to contribute to the advancement of eye care delivery in primary, secondary or tertiary care settings.

The structure of this programme is designed to suit busy professionals through blended* learning. The programme can be studied full-time (1 year), part-time (2 years) or flexibly up to 5 years. All modules will be carried out online and will be supplemented by face-to-face days in London. The face-to-face days involve workshops, case discussions, patient assessments and discussion of clinical "pearls" from experienced practitioners.

Programme benefits

Understand the disease process underlying common ophthalmic conditions (e.g. glaucoma and medical retina)

Learn how to use diagnostic criteria to formulate patient management plans

Develop decision-making skills underpinned by academic and clinical knowledge.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,450 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £20,780 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,450 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,255 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,450 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,255 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A minimum of an upper second-class UK BSc (Hons) Optometry, Orthoptics, Nursing or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or work experience will also be considered on an individual basis. Overseas students will have to provide evidence of their proficiency in the English language. Applicants wanting to take the contact lens modules are required to have an upper-second class UK BSc (Hons) Dispensing (for students who want to take the contact lens modules).
  • International entry requirements: A minimum of an upper second-class UK BSc (Hons) Optometry, Orthoptics, Nursing or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or work experience will also be considered on an individual basis. Overseas students will have to provide evidence of their proficiency in the English language. Applicants wanting to take the contact lens modules are required to have an upper-second class UK BSc (Hons) Dispensing (for students who want to take the contact lens modules). IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 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 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 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); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100