M.Sc. Online Blended

Advanced Practice in Optometry and Ophthalmology

University College London (UCL)

12 months
24000 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Advanced Practice in Optometry and Ophthalmology programme offered at the University College London (UCL)  is to develop clinical practice and to contribute to the advancement of eyecare delivery in primary, secondary or tertiary care settings.


About this Degree

The Advanced Practice in Optometry and Ophthalmology Programme at the University College London (UCL) has been developed by practicing clinicians for multidisciplinary ophthalmic non-medical clinicians such as optometrists, orthoptists and ophthalmic nurses. The structure of the Programme is based on the four pillars; clinical, leadership, education and research. Modules that are offered to you provides training in the four busiest ophthalmic specialties in the UK and worldwide; Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Ophthalmic Emergencies and Cataract.

These ophthalmic specialties have a shortage of medical staff and increasingly, Advanced Practice non-medical professionals are undertaking extended roles to help manage the increasing burden of patient care. On successful completion of the full Programme, you will gain a MSc UCL qualification. For UK based, GOC registered optometrists and non-medical professionals: Some of the modules in the Programme provide the classroom-based knowledge for the College of Optometrists specialist professional Higher Qualifications (HQs) and the Ophthalmic Practitioner Training (OPT).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Advanced Practice 
  • Fundamental Glaucoma
  • Fundamental Medical Retina 
  • Fundamental Ocular Emergencies 
  • Advanced Practice in Cataract 
  • Clinical Leadership 
  • Research Methods & Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
  • The English language level for this programme is: Good

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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