UCL Graduate degrees


Telemedicine for Ophthalmology PG Cert

Telemedicine uses information and communication technology to deliver healthcare services remotely. It is a priority area for the international healthcare sector and is attracting global investment. This programme allows students to engage with cutting edge clinical knowledge taught by leading experts using the most advanced technology in the field.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Part time: 1 year

10 months

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 15 January 2021
Close: 31 May 2021
Applications may close earlier if all places on the programme are filled.

Tuition fees (2021/22)

£4,300 (PT)
£8,560 (PT)

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Location: London, Old Street

Entry requirements

Candidates normally require a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university (or its overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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About this degree

Students will be introduced to health informatics in the context of eHealth and telemedicine systems along with the global health challenge of eye disease for patient care, supported by specialist modules in diagnostic imaging for ocular diseases.

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits comprising four compulsory modules (15 credits each).

Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Telemedicine for Ophthalmology.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Compulsory modules

There are four compulsory modules spread across the academic year, with two modules per term over ten weeks. 

  • Digital Health (15 credits)
  • Telemedicine (15 credits)
  • Telemedicine in Practice (15 credits)
  • Diagnostic Imaging – Retina (15 credits)

In week eight of each term, students undertake one week of residential teaching. 

Teaching and learning

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.


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For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


This programme is designed to allow students to pursue careers in ocular diagnostic imaging for medical and non-medical health professionals already working in eye care and develop advanced digital literacy knowledge and skills. This PG certificate will also form a sound foundation in diagnostic imagining for those who want to proceed to a related Master’s degree or PhD.


Successful completion of this programme will allow students to pursue careers in ocular diagnostic imaging for medical and non-medical health professionals already working in eye care and develop advanced digital literacy knowledge and skills.

Why study this degree at UCL?

This programme is delivered jointly with UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. Students are taught by leading experts in imaging and digital health.

Students will learn about the latest imaging technology and gain the essential skills required for setting up and using telemedicine services for eye care.

It is delivered predominantly online with one week of residential teaching per term. This makes it ideal for busy medical and non-medical professionals who want to advance their knowledge and skills without having to stop working. 

Department: Institute of Ophthalmology

Application and next steps


Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.

For programmes commencing in the 2020/21 academic session, e.g. before 1 August 2021, there is an application processing fee of £80 for online applications and £105 for paper applications.

Who can apply?

Telemedicine for Ophthalmology is aimed at allied health professionals who want to advance their knowledge and skills in digital health and telemedicine for eye care.

Application deadlines

All applicants
31 May 2021

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Telemedicine for Ophthalmology at graduate level
  • why you want to study  Telemedicine for Ophthalmology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

We may also consider applicants with alternative qualifications, or equivalent professional experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

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