Aston University

Aston University

Optometry

This programme is designed for Optometry graduates who do not achieve the grades required for automatic progression onto the UK pre-registration period (i.e. students who do not achieve at least a 2.2 degree and/or competence in key skills).

Entry requirements

This programme is available for those who have a 3rd or Pass degree classification in a BSc Optometry degree from a UK university; students from outside the UK may be eligible for this programme if they have a recommendation from the General Optical Council; it can also be taken by practitioners whose certificate of clinical competence has expired; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

Course modules

Core modules: anterior eye; posterior eye and general ophthalmology; binocular vision and paediatrics; clinical practice; professional, occupational and low vision; ophthalmic drugs; evidence-based project.

Assessment methods

Teaching takes place in lectures, tutorials and practical/clinical classes. Assessment is by written examination (75 per cent), and assessment of practical and clinical performance (25 per cent). All examinations need to be passed and an overall average of at least 50 per cent achieved for successful completion of this programme. Performance in the Graduate Diploma in Optometry does not alter the classification of the optometry degree initially awarded.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,850 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
LHS Postgraduate School Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000