Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research

Our MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research gives eye care professionals like you the academic knowledge and practical skills they need to contribute to groundbreaking medical advancements and effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of ocular conditions. Whether you want to pursue further academic studies or take on new responsibilities as a primary caregiver - our programme gives you the clinical skills and research experience you need. Advance your career and have a meaningful influence on the future of the field. A combination of core and elective modules and research opportunities - with a research project making up one-third of the programme - allows you to customise your studies based on your personal interests and professional requirements. This includes the option to select a specialisation leading to a named degree on completion of your dissertation: •MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research (General) •MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research (Diabetes) •MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research (Therapeutics)

Entry requirements

MSc: UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in Optometry, or other vision-related subject. Alternatively UK General Optical Council (GOC) registration (MCOptom). Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Course modules

Advanced Binocular Vision; Advanced Clinical Investigation and Research Project; Chronic Complications of Diabetes; Clinical Ophthamology; Diabetes Care; Ocular Therapeutics; Practical and Theoretical Prescribing and Health Economics; Skills for Practice for Vision Science; Skills for Professional Practice Biosciences 2; and Public Health. Students with an interest in diabetes can choose diabetes-related modules to enhance their understanding of how diabetes effects various structures of the human body. Core modules: Diabetes Care; Skills for Professional Practice for Vision Sciences; Skills for Professional Practice for Bioscience 2; Chronic Complications of Diabetes; Advanced Clinical Investigation and Research Project. Optional modules: Clinical Ophthalmology; Health Economics and Public Health.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods will be used including formal exams, case reports, oral presentations and clinical assessments as well as assessment of the research project/dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,300 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,300 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,300 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,300 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,300 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,300 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University G4 0BA Scotland

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