Optometry - Ophthalmic Science, M.Sc. | Part time online | Aston University | United Kingdom
M.Sc. Online

Optometry - Ophthalmic Science

60 months
600 GBP/module
600 GBP/module
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The flexible Optometry - Ophthalmic Science programme from Aston University will equip you with up-to date knowledge of clinical techniques, advanced instrumentation, ocular abnormality and the latest innovations relevant to your discipline, while you continue to work full-time in professional practice.


Are you looking to develop your expertise and gain specialist knowledge to put you at the forefront of innovations in your chosen field?

Our flexible Optometry / Ophthalmic Science MSc has been designed for those working in full-time professional practice who want to develop their expertise and gain specialist knowledge while continuing to work.

Delivered online through our innovative framework of flexible credit accumulation, you’ll be able to select modules suited to your passions and career development goals, as well as the opportunity to further explore a topic of your choice with the MSc dissertation.

Career prospects

This Optometry - Ophthalmic Science programme from Aston University has been designed for those already in professional practice who want to advance their skills and gain a deeper understanding of their area of speciality, or develop knowledge in new areas.

Like the flexibility of this course, the career progression opportunities it provides is highly personal. Many students choose to undertake this qualification to progress within their selected specialist career path, others to branch out into new specialisms. Some students also choose to continue onto the Doctor of Optometry DOptom / Doctor of Ophthalmic Science DOphSc where they will complete an advanced research project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ophthalmic Technology and Devices Research Centre

  • Ocular Disease and Vascular Research

  • Physiological and Optics Research

  • Specialist Services Research

  • Accommodation and Presbyopia

  • Advanced Contact Lenses

  • General Ocular Therapeutics

  • Geriatric Optometry

  • Glaucoma

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum upper 2nd class (2:1) honours degree in an ophthalmic or biomedical field from a UK university or the recognised equivalent from an overseas university. More information on international degree requirements can be found on our Aston in your country webpage. Other qualifications (such as Fellowship of the British Dispensing Opticians) will be considered individually, on merit.
  • Must have spent at least two years in clinical practice before entering the course.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students’ undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    600 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 GBP per module during 60 months.
  • National

    600 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 GBP per module during 60 months.

£600per 10 credits


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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