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Glaucoma (PgCert)

Course Description

Our Distance Learning Postgraduate Certificate in Glaucoma has been developed to allow students to enhance their skills and knowledge in key areas with the opportunity to obtain quality postgraduate qualifications in a flexible and supportive environment. A wide range of modules are available with many including practical training.

The PgCert will also supplement the publication of the NICE guidelines, ‘Glaucoma - Diagnosis and management of chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension’ in 2009 which has altered the way in which optometrists manage cases of glaucoma in the community. The modules have been specifically designed to complement the levels of activity and responsibility that optometrists could undertake in community and hospital practice. The content is aligned, wherever possible, with national pathways for enhanced services and professional accreditation schemes.

The majority of the course will be delivered via Learning Central, the University's e-learning system. You will have access to multimedia lecture presentations, supporting resources and discussions led by course tutors. On many of the modules leading educators in the field also provide practical skills workshops and tutorial. Formative and summative assessment is via online multiple-choice questions, submitted written coursework and assignments, plus practical exams where appropriate.

Visit the Glaucoma (PgCert) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000


Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a BSc in Optometry. All applications should be submitted before one month before the start of term.

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