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Postgraduate taught degrees

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. Browse our programmes below to see all the study options available.
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Bioscience Entrepreneurship MSc

For entrepreneurs and science graduates: this programme combines management and life science expertise to prepare you for a future in the biotechnology industry and bioscience enterprise.

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Ophthalmology MSc

For medics, GPs and optometrists: our flagship ophthalmology programme provides an in-depth engagement with the study of ophthalmology in a contemporary clinical and research-focused context.

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Orthoptics (pre-registration) MSc

For science graduates: this programme looks at paediatric ophthalmology, ocular motility disorders and other eye and vision health issues that are dealt with by orthoptists.

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Advanced Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology (integrated degree apprenticeship) MSc

For non-medical ophthalmic professionals, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses and orthoptists: this programme aims to meet the growing demand for ophthalmic care and is delivered in conjunction with UK employers.

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Optometry and Ophthalmology (Advanced Clinical Practice) MSc

For orthoptists, optometrists or experienced ophthalmic nurses: this programme has been developed by practicing clinicians for multidisciplinary ophthalmic non-medical clinicians such as optometrists, orthoptists and ophthalmic nurses.

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Optometry and Ophthalmology (Enhanced Clinical Practice) PG Cert

For orthoptists, optometrists or experienced ophthalmic nurses: you will undertake a level 7 academic programme. In addition, you will also be expected to undertake work-based learning and assessments.

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Optometry and Ophthalmology MSc

For orthoptists, optometrists or experienced ophthalmic nurses: the aim of this programme is to develop clinical practice and to contribute to the advancement of eye care delivery in primary, secondary or tertiary care settings.

Optometry and Ophthalmology PG Cert

Optometry and Ophthalmology PG Cert

For orthoptists, optometrists or experienced ophthalmic nurses: modules that are offered to you provide training in the four busiest ophthalmic specialties in the UK and worldwide: Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Ophthalmic Emergencies and Cataract.

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Clinical Ophthalmic Practice MSc

For nurses: this programme will allow students to develop advanced knowledge of the eye, eye diseases and treatment and the research underpinning clinical practice. 

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Clinical Ophthalmic Practice PGCert

For nurses: this programme will allow students to develop advanced knowledge of the eye, eye diseases and treatment and the research underpinning clinical practice. 

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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 and Ophthalmologists
Optometrists and Orthoptists
Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
Science graduates