This programme will allow students to develop advanced knowledge of the eye, eye diseases and treatment and the research underpinning clinical practice. Some of the ophthalmologists, researchers and nurses who are at the forefront of ophthalmic research clinical practice at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorefield Eye hospital Trust – both world leading institutions will be involved in the teaching.

This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach. Students will have access to face-to-face classroom teaching and virtual learning, both individually as well as through collaborative and cooperative learning approaches, to help students acquire the academic knowledge and skills required for evidence-based practice.

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

Optional modules
  •  Adnexal and orbital disease
  •  Glaucoma
  •  Glaucoma level 1
  •  Cornea, cataract, external diseases and refractive surgery
  •  Medical retina, vitresoretinal, systemic disease, uveitis and ocular oncology

The course has been designed with the working professional in mind, so you can study when it is convenient as 75% of the course is delivered online with the remaining 25% of the course being delivered face-to-face.

Entry requirement
A Bachelor's degree with a minimum overall CGPA of 6.75/10, 5.75/8.0, 5.25/7.0, 3.75/6.0, 3.0/4.0, or 55% where a GPA scale is not used The overall mark required is dependent on the subject and the ranking of the institution at which the degree has been taken.