UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Silver Award

Student feedback

“This was a great course with provided me a deep knowledge of basic science in Ophthalmology. I got a lot out of this course – such as a poster and journal publication. It improved my academic and research skills, like critical appraisal of journal articles and lab techniques.”

Morteza Afrasiabi (MSc Biology of Vision graduate – 2013/14 class)

Information for students

UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the new Research Excellence Framework 2014 published on 18 December 2014, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted.

What can I expect?

  1. As a student of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, your programme of research will be overseen by a Principal Supervisor with collaboration from a Subsidiary Supervisor.
  2. Your progress will be monitored annually by a Graduate Tutor.
  3. You will be invited to join a Staff/Student Consultative Committee.
  4. Regular development seminars and training sessions will be organised by the student body itself and you will be encouraged to take part.
  5. You will be welcome to attend diverse weekly seminars organised by academic staff at the Institute.
  6. You will have access to the UCL Graduate School's ongoing skills development programme.

In short, your graduate research career will have the very best of starts!

Opportunities for study at the Institute of Ophthalmology

CPD courses for medics

CPD courses for medics and eye care professionals

Postgraduate research degrees

Postgraduate research degrees

Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate taught courses
(MSc/MRes/PG Cert)

UCL Medical School

Undergraduate medical degree
(UCL Medical School)

Our vision is improving vision; our goal is transforming lives. What do you want to do?

Discover new molecules in state of the art labs? Develop your medical career by helping the latest theories and techniques? Be part of ground breaking clinical trials? Work with Industry on translating lab science into the latest treatments? Whatever your ambitions in Science and Medicine, The Institute of Ophthalmology could be a big step towards them.

Studying here is about making a difference. Moorfields Eye Hospital is just next door and together we pride ourselves on excellence. The eye provides a perfect model for studying a wide range of conditions and is an excellent test bed for developing therapies that can be used elsewhere in the body. Studying with us will allow you to discover new specialisms, themes and passions that can take you where you want to be, wherever you are in your education or career.

We have an exciting series of programmes ranging from short intensive revision sessions to doctoral training that capitalises on our expertise.

If you would like more information, please contact our education office:

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
11-43 Bath Street