UCL Institute of Ophthalmology



Learn from the world’s leading eye and vision health experts in a place where many of the big breakthroughs happen. Whether you’re looking to do a short course, a 2-year MSc or research, you’ll be using the best facilities and the latest tech. We teach many of our courses at Moorfields too, giving you exclusive access to what goes on in the world’s most prestigious eye hospital.
Diagnostic equipment at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Online and short courses

Whether you want to polish your microsurgical skills, learn more about retinal disease or brush up on FRCO exam topics, our short courses are designed to meet your needs wherever you are in your career. Aimed at ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses, trainee doctors, GPs and other healthcare professionals, you can learn in a practical hands-on way, online, or both.

Imaging work at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Postgraduate courses

Under the close supervision of leading eye and vision health experts, you’ll develop analytical skills for evaluating research, as well as learn more practical hands-on skills for diagnosing and treating diseases. Our 1- and 2-year postgraduate courses are aimed at healthcare professionals and graduates looking to take their knowledge to the next level, or prepare for training as a clinician.

Close work at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD/MDRes)

The Institute of Ophthalmology has led the way in research into the human eye for decades. Join a research project here and be at the cutting edge of what’s going on in ophthalmology right now. Headed up by internationally renowned experts, our main areas of focus are ageing and disease, repair and regeneration, and ground-breaking ways to assess vision.

Lab work at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Educational consultancy

We work with education institutions and hospitals around the world to help raise teaching standards, improve degree programmes and advance education strategies. Get help from the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital to plan and develop the strategy, structure, assessment and teaching of your vision and health degree courses and programmes.