The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology offers an outstanding, multi-disciplinary environment for education and research with considerable and exciting opportunities for graduate students. The institute is one of the foremost and most influential eye and vision research institutes in the world with a reputation for excellence in furthering understanding of the eye and visual system and its related disorders and diseases. Its scientists include world leaders and pioneers in scientific and medical research. With a strong ethos of excellence, the institute's mission is to bring benefit globally to those with, and those at risk of, blindness and visual impairment. It has had an unparalleled impact with several world firsts in novel therapeutics for the treatment and cure of eye disease. Its strengths and uniqueness stem from a fundamental science base, the clinical and translational focus of its applied research, clinical partnerships and strategic commercial collaborations.