Aston University

Aston University


This course is designed for: - Optometry graduates who have not achieved the grades required for automatic progression onto the UK pre-registration period (i.e. students that have not achieved at least a 2:2 in their degree and / or competence in key skills). - Practitioners whose certificate of clinical competence has expired. - Students from outside the UK who have a recommendation from the General Optical Council and need to obtain an appropriate qualification to work in the UK.

Course modules

The modules that make up the Graduate Diploma in Optometry course are: Anterior Eye; Posterior Eye and General Ophthalmology; Binocular Vision and Paediatrics; Clinical Practice; Elective Studies; Professional, Occupational and Low Vision; Ophthalmic Drugs; Evidence-based research project.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2018 GBP 17,550 per Year 1 (International) 9 Months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 9 Months

Campus details

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

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