Clinical Optometry MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

City University London
Course summary
2-3 years
8,000 GBP
Full time/part time
Postgraduate Education
Next available date: January 2020 - London
Course Dates
September 2020 
8,000 GBP
January 2021 
8,000 GBP

Course description

Clinical Optometry MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

Clinical Optometry MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate - a City University degree programme

The programme offers learning in providing enhanced clinical care to patients. The emphasis is on the co-management of patients and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics.

The course is one of the most sought after courses in its area and is at the forefront of clinical continuing education in optometry.

The course includes the Professional Certificates in Glaucoma and Low Vision accredited by the College of Optometrists. This flexible, modular course increases candidates’ development in knowledge of optometry and practices of optometrists.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • You should be a UK registered optometrist satisfying all legal requirements to be eligible to practice in the UK
  • You should also be registered with the General Optical Council
  • Overseas optometrists will be accepted on an ad-hoc basis providing your undergraduate syllabus and clinical responsibilities are similar to those of a UK optometrist.

For those students who first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72
  • Students can be exempt from the English language requirements if they have completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree from a majority English-speaking country as defined by the Home Office.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Applicants from the European Economic Area / Switzerland coming to study in the UK may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The application rules vary depending on the length of the course:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers Clinical Optometry MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate. You will be equipped to provide enhanced clinical care to patients, particularly in the field of ocular therapeutics - you may choose to become an additional supply optometrist or an independent prescribing (includes supplementary prescriber) as part of your MSc training. You may also opt to complete the College of Optometrists' Professional Certificate in Glaucoma or Low Vision.

Training Course Content

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Diploma is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

This is a flexible, modular course developed to meet the needs of busy practicing clinicians.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary.

Teaching methods very between modules, and may include didactic lectures, clinical training, videos, seminars and discussion of clinical case scenarios. On-line lectures and resources are also provided via our virtual learning environment Moodle.

Purely didactic modules are examined by means of multiple choice questions papers/short answer questions and assignments. Modules with a significant practical element may also have an objective structured clinical examination or patient case scenarios.

Read the full 2014 programme specification.


The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £8,000 (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Part-time EU: £4,000 per year (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Full-time Non EU: £16,000 (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year (MSc) (2015/16)


The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January:

  • City University postgraduate scholarships
  • City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount
  • School of Health Sciences International Excellence Scholarships (for international students only)

Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.

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