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Optometry (MOptom)

Course Description

Designed by practising optometrists with specialist expertise and research interests, our Masters in Optometry is a postgraduate certificate at Level 7, delivered entirely online, and managed by our Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences.

The course aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of qualified optometrists, helping you to develop your clinical knowledge and practice at postgraduate level and advance your problem-solving skills.

You'll study entirely online using our virtual learning environment (VLE). (You will need access to a computer and the internet, preferably via broadband.)

Your course tutor will provide advice and guidance throughout, and module tutors will give you specific guidance as you progress. As well as your tutors, you'll benefit from the services of a dedicated Faculty Student Adviser and our IT Helpdesk, who can give you technical support. You'll also have access to our digital library.

Our Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences not only provides academic and vocational courses in optics at various levels, but also conducts research in optometry and the vision sciences, yielding cutting-edge discoveries and applications in a variety of disciplines.

Our research was recently judged as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the UK Government's Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). All of our course tutors are active researchers. We're also one of the few universities in the UK with its own eye clinic, and our lecturers have been awarded the prestigious Association of Optometrists (AOP) Lecturer of the Year Award for two years running.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/optometry


Our Employability Service is here to help give you the best chance of landing the job you want. We’ll help you improve your skills and bulk up your CV to improve your career prospects. As a distance learning student, you’ll still benefit from help and advice on CV writing, interview techniques, job hunting, and general careers advice.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules:
Introduction to the Basic Processes of Vision
Analysis of Advanced Investigative Techniques in Optometry

Year two, core modules:
Binocular Vision - Applications for Optometrists
Research Methods
Evidence-Based Advances in Contact Lenses
Low Vision

Year three, core modules:
Major Project (online)

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Visit the Optometry (MOptom) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum qualification needed for admission to an Anglia Ruskin postgraduate award is one of the following: a UK honours degree in optometry; an academic qualification or professional qualification approved by the University senate as being equivalent to a UK honours degree in optometry; extensive, relevant practical experience with or without other qualifications that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to an honours degree in optometry.

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