UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Postgraduate courses

Get an edge over the competition. A postgraduate course from the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields gives you the best start whether you’re considering a career as an ophthalmologist or you’re a scientist planning to work in research, industry or clinical practice.

Our innovative degree programmes are designed by experienced clinicians, researchers and product developers, making them directly applicable to whichever path you choose.

And because we run many of our courses with Moorfields Eye Hospital, we’re able to offer you a blend of learning styles and real-world clinical experience, delivered by world-class leaders in their field.

Postgraduate Taught Courses

Imaging work at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science MSc

This gives you an in-depth knowledge of the physiology and biology of the eye and is excellent preparation for a PhD or a career in research or industry. You’ll learn about complex genetics, immunology, stem cell regeneration and behavioural neuroscience, and hone skills in analysis, lab techniques and research.

Aimed at: science and medic graduates
Study mode: full time
Duration: 1 year

Patient exam at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology MSc

This one year course is designed to give you a solid foundation for a career in ophthalmology, research or related professions. You’ll learn from experts at UCL and Moorfields how to treat common ocular diseases, as well as practical ophthalmic skills like tonometry and gonioscopy. You’ll also develop key analytical skills for solving and evaluating research.

Aimed at: medics, GPs, science graduates, experienced optometrists and other allied health professionals
Study mode: full time
Duration: 1 year

Virtual Open Day

If you would like to find out more about our range of flexible programmes, please join us at our virtual open day. You will have the opportunity to chat to programme directors and current students and learn more on what it’s like to study here. 

Find out more about the virtual open day