Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Clinical Ophthalmology and Vision Research (Diabetes)

The programme is recommended for applicants with an interest in primary eye care, vision-related research and diabetes. The programme is suitable for primary eye care practitioners, including optometrists, ophthalmologists and orthoptists, looking to advance their clinical career and/or to obtain research experience, e.g. as a preparation for further postgraduate studies at PhD level.

Entry requirements

Applicants usually need to fulfil only 1 of the following requirements: UK General Optical Council (GOC) registration (BSc (Hons) DipOptom/MCOptom), or, GOC registration with optometry degree equivalent to BSc (Hons), or, optometric work experience without GOC-registration (non-UK, minimum 2 years), or, other vision-related degree without GOC registration, or, medical degree with interest in optometry/ophthalmology. IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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