University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

The academic unit provides facilities for both clinical and laboratory based research; its close links with other units in the Medical School provide added expertise for investigative work in medically important areas; the Unit is currently involved in a range of research activities, 1 of the major areas being the study of the cytogenetics and cell biology of uveal melanomas; there are also research studies in eye movement, binocular vision and non accidental injury in infants.

Course modules

Research areas: malignant melanoma of the uveal tract; investigation of the genetic alterations common to these tumours using techniques including cytogenetics; study of in vitro tumour behaviour to identify why certain tumours behave more aggressively; eye injuries in non-accidental injury in infancy; retinoblastoma: cell turnover; apoptosis; cell differentiation and angiogenesis; testing visual and binocular function in children; investigations into eye movements in the absence of normal binocular vision; the orthoptic effects of use of or withdrawal from opiates; integration of visual cues.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2017 - 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2017 - 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2017 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2017 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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