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.
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 studies the relationship between visual stimuli and the sensations they evoke while ocular electrophysiology investigates the signals passing along the visual pathway.
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.
Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.
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 .
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- 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.
International25500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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