Clinical Optometry, Master | University of New South Wales | Kensington, Australia
24 months
42520 AUD/year
35040 AUD/year
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The Clinical Optometry program from University of New South Wales is a two-year degree that serves as a pathway to registered practice as an optometrist in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. 


It combines the theoretical discipline of vision science – the optics of lenses and instruments, the physiology of the eye, the psychophysics of vision and neuroscience – with the clinical art of primary eye care, which covers the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, the dispensing of spectacles and contact lenses, the management of people with special needs (children, low vision), sports vision and vision in the workplace. 

Why choose this Clinical Optometry program from University of New South Wales?

Job opportunities in this field are excellent and are expected to remain so, given the high visual demands in the modern computer-based workplace and the ageing population in Australia.  

Who should choose this degree?

Professional, practising optometrists take this degree to train in the prescription of ocular therapeutics, or as a pathway to the Master of Optometry.

Career opportunities

  • Clinical optometrist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optometric Preclinical Practice 
  • Contact Lenses 
  • Clinical Optometry
  • Anterior Eye Therapeutics  
  • Binocular Vision, CL fitting and Low Vision 
  • Therapeutics and the Posterior Eye 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 093022B 

  • Entry into the dual award 3182 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry program. Students must maintain an overall CREDIT average (65%) at the end of the Bachelor of Vision Science component of the program to progress to the Master of Clinical Optometry. Students who do not meet this requirement are expected to exit the program with a Bachelor of Vision Science degree. 

Tuition Fee

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    42520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42520 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35040 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35040 AUD per year during 24 months.


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