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    UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Logo
  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    05 February 2019

The Ophthalmology MSc provides an in-depth engagement with the study of Ophthalmology in a contemporary clinical and research-focused context. It is intended to provide a comprehensive grounding in the principles, approaches and methodologies that inform current practice in the specific clinical sub-specialities in this rapidly advancing area.

About this degree

The programme is intended to provide students with a deeper theoretical and contextual knowledge to allow students to develop their clinical decision making skills in subspecialty areas and plan coherent next steps and further specialist study, research and training in readiness for patient-facing clinical practice and research.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of six compulsory modules (90 credits) and a research project (90 credits). There are no optional modules.

Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to ophthalmology
  • Adnexal and orbital disease
  • Cornea, cataract, external diseases and refractive surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology
  • Medical retina, vitreoretinal, systemic diseases, uveitis and ocular oncology
  • Dissertation

Dissertation/report

All MSc students will embark on an independent library based research project. The project culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 - 12,000 words in length.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered primarily through lectures and seminars across terms one and two, in module teaching blocks. Term three is the dissertation.

Assessment is through examinations, coursework, journal reviews, case reports, journal presentations and a dissertation.

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.

Funding

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

Careers

Graduates will have a sound ability to frame their future learning, study and training in both an academic and a clinical context.

Employability

Graduates will have a substantial knowledge base in respect of common and rare ophthalmic conditions with diagnosis and management paradigms to apply in various contexts in the UK and abroad.

Graduates will have the capacity to synthesise and evaluate information, principles and practice, and core skills which will aid them should they wish to embark on an application for specialist ophthalmology clinical training.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Ophthalmology MSc is delivered through a modular structure, in intensive learning blocks that are focused on the core ophthalmic sub-specialties in respect of content and topics (such as Glaucoma, Cornea and external disease, Neurophthamlology, Retinal conditions etc).

This allows for a connected synthesis of understanding to be developed across the programme, while ensuring that in depth knowledge of particular aetiologies, pathologies, management and treatment of conditions in specific areas can be acquired.

This programme aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the field, and the specialist pathways emerging from it to permit informed choices in respect of further developing inpatient care and clinical research skills in ophthalmology. 

Department: Brain Sciences

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants

26 July 2019

For more information see our Applications page.

Apply now


Visit the Ophthalmology MSc page on the University College London website for more details!

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