UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Studying Ophthalmology and Bioscience

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is a world-leading department for research and teaching in ophthalmology and biomedical science. There a number of different programmes to study, including those for nurses, allied health professionals, finishing undergraduates, optometrists, orthoptists, and medical doctors. Our courses cover ophthalmology, optometry and orthoptics.

Studying at the UCL 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.

Postgraduate taught degrees

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Doctors / medics / GPs / Ophthalmologists
Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
Science graduates

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Why study at the Institute of Ophthalmology?

  • The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is ranked the best place in the world to study ophthalmology (CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017).
  • UCL is named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.
  • In biomedical and health sciences, UCL is 1st in Europe for papers in the top 5% of their field by citation rate (2015-2018, CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020).
  • UCL hosts more UKRI Future Leader Fellowships than any other UK university, with three academics at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology receiving the prestigious fellowships over the last three years.
  • Our longstanding partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital represents the largest co-located site for eye research, education and care in the world.
  • As a student you will have access to innovative facilities, connection to a growing network of peers, and support from highly experienced and professional tutors.