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Get an edge over the competition 

Studying at 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. Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open – browse our programmes below to see all the study options available.

Orthoptist explaining the structure of the eye

Ophthalmology MSc

Aimed at: medics, GPs and optometrists
Study mode: full time
Duration: One year

Patient undergoing ophthalmology test

Orthoptics (Pre-registration MSc)

Aimed at: Science graduates
Study mode: full time, with blended learning
Duration: Two years

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Research pathways in Advanced Therapeutics MSc

Aimed at: Science / bio/medical graduates
Study mode: Full time 
Duration: One year

Three people working in a lab at the Institute of Ophthalmology

​​​​​​​Research pathways in Advanced Therapeutics (with Practice) MSc

Aimed at: Science / bio/medical graduates
Study mode: Full time 
Duration: Two years

Gus Gazzard LiGHT study

Advanced Practice in Optometry and Ophthalmology MSc

Aimed at: optometrists
Study mode: full time, part time, flexible with blended learning
Duration: One to three years

A male ophthalmic nurse examines a patient

Clinical Ophthalmic Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Aimed at: nurses
Study mode: flexible with blended learning
Duration: One to three years

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Bioscience Entrepreneurship MSc

Aimed at: entrepreneurs and science graduates
Study mode: full time, part time
Duration: One year full time, two years part time

Student looks at scan on eye on computer screen

Telemedicine for Ophthalmology - PGCert

Aimed at: Ophthalmic professionals
Study mode: part time
Duration: Ten months
 

A female ophthalmic nurse examines a patient

Advanced Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology MSc Degree Apprenticeship

Aimed at: Non-medical ophthalmic professionals; optometrists, ophthalmic nurses and orthoptists only
Study mode: Part-time
Duration: Three years

Which programme?

If you are not sure which of our programmes to choose, we have arranged them by profession / background to show what options are suitable. If you need further help choosing a course, please do get in touch: ioo.admissions@ucl.ac.uk

Medics / GPs / Ophthalmologists
Optometrists
Nurses
Science graduates