Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Clinical Ophthalmology and Vision Research (Generic)

The programme provides eye care professionals with an enhanced knowledge and skills in clinical decision-making as the basis for the safe and effective management of a wide range of ocular conditions. The programme is designed to allow you to advance your clinical and academic skills as well as-to obtain research experience. If you wish to pursue research within academia to achieve a higher qualification you will also find the programme an ideal preparation for subsequent studies, for example, towards a PhD degree.

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.

Course modules

The programme consists of core modules, which are compulsory and must be taken by all students, and optional modules, which can be chosen based on personal interest and professional requirement. A substantial component of the programme is the research project, which makes up a third of the programme.

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/MSc dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


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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Student Enquiries Team
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