Optometry, Master | The University of Manchester | Manchester, United Kingdom
12 months
25500 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Researchers in the Eye and Vision Sciences group work on basic science and clinical projects to improve our current understanding of the structure and function of the human visual system.The Optometry course from The University of Manchester enables you to undertake a research project that will improve your understanding of Optometry.


The Optometry course from The University of Manchester postgraduate research in optometry follows several themes.

Function and Dysfunction

The measurement of functional loss in various ophthalmic conditions along with the evaluation and development of measurement technologies forms the basis of this programme.

Visual Optics and Instrumentation

Optimal visual performance depends on the maintenance of a high-quality optical image on the retina. In practice, the image may be degraded by refractive error, failure to focus (accommodate) correctly, optical aberration and scattering.

Ocular Imaging

Researchers in ocular imaging use a diverse spectrum of techniques to visualise the tissues of the eye, from the cornea to the retina and the optic nerve.

Visual Psychophysics

Visual psychophysics studies the relationship between visual stimuli and the sensations they evoke while ocular electrophysiology investigates the signals passing along the visual pathway.

Low Vision

Research in low vision concentrates on the design of aids, training in their use, and the appropriate measurement of treatment outcomes.

Contact lenses and the cornea

Research into optimising the clinical performance of contact lenses and understanding the response of the ocular surface to contact lenses.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Programme Structure

Teaching and learning

  • PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one year (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).
  • Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.
  • International applicants interested in this research area can also consider the our PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate .

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. 
  • A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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