UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Study Ophthalmology at UCL

UCL is the best place in the world to study ophthalmology (CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017). We conduct cutting-edge research and work with international scientists of the highest calibre.

Learn from the world's leading eye health experts

We work in partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital to break new grounds in vision research and prepare students to take their scientific and clinical practice to the next level. Our programmes will inspire and motivate the next generation of researchers, clinicians and innovators who will define the vision and eye health field while tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. Find out more about our scholarship opportunities.

Imaging process at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Ophthalmology MSc

Led by consultants and specialists from Moorfields Eye Hospital, the flagship Ophthalmology MSc provides a pathway into specialist ophthalmological practice and research. The new curriculum is based on research-driven innovation across sectors, including clinical management, translational research, digital technology, and the latest techniques in surgery.

A patient at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Optometry and Ophthalmology (Advanced Clinical Practice) MSc

This Master's provides ophthalmic non-medical professionals the opportunity to undertake advanced clinical training, develop their practice and contribute to the advancement of eye care delivery in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings.

Two MSc students at the Institute of Ophthalmology

Optometry and Ophthalmology MSc

The Optometry and Ophthalmology MSc programme has been developed by practicing clinicians and researchers for multidisciplinary ophthalmic non-medical clinicians such as optometrists, orthoptists and ophthalmic nurses.

A group of students at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Application Guidance

It is important that you read the guidance notes carefully before starting your online application. UCL will only consider completed applications. See what you need to complete your application and find detailed guidance on how to apply.

UCL Innovators

Through our partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we’re driving our research forward and moving closer to achieving the holy grail of personalised medicine.

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