Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time: 2 years
- Mixed mode learning: available
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £3,235 (FT) £1,590 (PT)
- £7,640 (FT) £3,815 (PT)
A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates will need to have a professional healthcare qualification (in nursing or an allied healthcare profession). Students are also required to have at least one year’s ophthalmic experience and to be currently working in the field of ophthalmology.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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The emphasis of the programme will be on relating empirical knowledge to clinical practice and care, whilst developing more analytical and research-based skills. The inclusion of a work-based module, relating clinical care to practice, ensures that the knowledge base is related to experience of clinical conditions in the workplace and that graduates will be able to deliver first-class patient care.
Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits.
The programme consists of four core modules (15 credits each) delivered predominantly via distance learning, with only seven attendance study days.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Clinical Case Studies Relating to Ophthalmic Pathology
- Introduction to Research and Statistics
- Work-based Clinical Skills
- There are no optional modules for this programme.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, discussion forums and online learning. Personal Tutors will support your learning. Assessment is through both formative and summative assessment via coursework, workbooks, online multiple choice questions, short answer papers and a final viva examination.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Students will be able to apply for positions in ophthalmology and will be eligible for further postgraduate study at UCL.
Graduates of this programme will have enhanced their employment prospects with employers both in the UK and overseas, as they will have broadened their ophthalmic knowledge and skills and have a foundation in research. These skills will be transferable within all areas of ophthalmic practice.
Why study this degree at UCL?
This programme aims to bridge the gap between theory and practical skills for those working in ophthalmic practice. It provides an opportunity for UK and EU nurses and professionals allied to medicine, who are working in ophthalmic care, to enhance their understanding of the knowledge base and empirical research that underpins clinical conditions and develop practical skills within their own clinical area.
Students will have access to the foremost ophthalmic library in Europe, both in person and remotely. There will be networking opportunities for online group discussions and web-based discussion forums around the modules being taken.
Student / staff ratios › 205 staff › 66 taught students › 103 research students
Department: Institute of Ophthalmology
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This programme is suitable for nurses or allied healthcare professionals working in the field of ophthalmology.
- All applicants
- 29 July 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Clinical Ophthalmic Practice at graduate level
- why you want to study Clinical Ophthalmic Practice at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree