Telemedicine for Ophthalmology PG Cert

London, Old Street

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.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
1 academic year
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

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

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.

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

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.

Who this course is for

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.

What this course will give you

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. 

The foundation of your career

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.


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.

Teaching and learning

We use a range of assessment methods across the programme. This range suits a wider diversity of learners and thus promotes more equality. These methods include:  

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Problem based learning
  • Written exams
  • Presentations


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.

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.


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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £4,450
Tuition fees (2022/23) £8,800

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website:

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.

Funding your studies

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

Next steps

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.

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.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021