City, University of London

City, University of London

Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner

City's MSc Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner is a flexible, professionally orientated programme, 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. This programme provides ophthalmic nurses with up-to-date research-based and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of ophthalmic fields. Students will complete the non-medical prescribing programme in addition to ophthalmic-related modules which will further enhance their prescribing competence. The degree 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: To apply for this course, you should hold at least a lower second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. If you do not hold a degree, you may be considered on the basis of professional experience and/or at the discretion of the programme director. English Requirements: If your 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.

Course modules

The programme provides a range of modules which include 15, 30 and 60-credit modules at Master's level. This is a flexible programme with a choice of exit routes. Modules can also be taken as stand-alone courses. You will study six core modules, and a further module from a choice of four discipline-specific modules and four elective modules. If you are part-time, you should aim to take two modules per term over two years.  If you are full-time, you take four modules per term over one year. Each 15 PG credit module is approximately 150 hours (15 PG credits) in duration with around 45% of this time spent attending City for face-to-face learning in either lectures/tutorials or workshops.

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment vary between modules, to reflect their differences in structure and content. The modular examinations may include any combination of the following: A multiple choice question (MCQ) paper A short-answer question paper (SAQ) Visual recognition and interpretation of clinical signs tests (VRICS) (involving analysis of a series of slides/photographs). Patient management case scenarios (a photograph and/or case history documenting observations following the presentation of a patient) A professional practice portfolio that incorporates inclusion of self-reflection, peer review evidence and additional data that informs the evaluation of your role in a contemporary health care context Minilabs Peer reviewed publication. Some modules have more than one assessment component and the weighting for each assessment component is outlined clearly within the module specification.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 5,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 5,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 5,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 5,300 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 5,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 - 3 Years

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School of Health Sciences EC1V 0HB London

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