City, University of London

City, University of London

Clinical Optometry

Developed for optometrists, this internationally renowned MSc will help you provide enhanced clinical care to patients, by helping you understand the co-management of patients and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics. It will enable you to continue your development and accumulation of knowledge and expertise relating to ocular healthcare and vision science during your professional career. The MSc in Clinical Optometry has an international reputation for quality and is at the forefront of continuing education in clinical optometry. As a result, you will acquire cutting-edge skills and knowledge from leading UK experts in a dynamic learning environment. The programme will provide you with an opportunity to enhance your career prospects, by gaining both an academic qualification and a professional qualification with either the General Optical Council or the College of Optometrists (where appropriate). The MSc in Clinical Optometry will help you: Gain up-to-date research-based and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of fields, particularly in primary care optometry Study through a flexible, taught postgraduate modular-based programme, delivered on an intensive three-day modular programme design Understand 'shared-care' or 'co-management' of patients with other medical disciplines and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics Develop your clinical and theoretical knowledge, making extensive use of expert practitioners Develop and accumulate your knowledge and expertise relating to ocular health care and vision science during your professional careers Contribute to the development of your profession Become a reflective practitioner Practise safely by affirming an appropriate level of competence, a level of self-awareness that encourages recognition of your own limits and the knowledge to meet likely future developments in optometric practice.

Entry requirements

MSc: 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 A minimum of a 2:1 honours undergraduate degree, or the equivalent from an international institution. English Requirements: If your first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a postgraduate course of study: A first degree from a UK university A first degree from 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. 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.

Course modules

The programme provides you with a range of modules which include 15, 30 and 60 credit modules at Masters level. The programme provides you with a choice of exit routes, but modules can also be taken as stand-alone courses. Each 15-credit PG module includes 150 hours (15 PG credits) in duration with approximately 30% of the study time requiring attendance at City for face-to-face learning in either lectures/tutorials or workshops.

Assessment methods

A three-hour examination is normally held 8 to 10 weeks after a module. 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, normally including questions from each lecturer on the module. Visual recognition and interpretation of clinical signs tests (VRICS), involving analysis of a series of slides/photographs. Patient management case scenarios. An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). A professional practice portfolio. 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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