Study cover for Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Learning)
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Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

24 months
6830 GBP/year
6830 GBP/year
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This two year, part-time masters programme in Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Learning) from The University of Edinburgh is taught entirely online and leads to the degree of Master of Surgery (ChM). 

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The This two year, part-time masters programme in Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Learning) from The University of Edinburgh  has been developed with the support of NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

Who is this programme for?

The ChM is designed to support advanced ophthalmology specialist trainees in the UK and registrars/residents in ophthalmology, internationally.

This is achieved through a curriculum which recognises your subspecialist ophthalmic interests in preparation for exit examination and hospital-based practice.

Our programme is aligned with the curricula of the membership and fellowship examinations of the: 

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
  • International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists

This makes this degree very attractive if you are a domestic or international student preparing for these examinations. It also applies if you are approaching consultancy and specialist practice.

Career opportunities

The programme will offer an alternative to clinical / laboratory research training if you do not wish to take time out of training.

It will develop your academic portfolio and facilitate medical/surgical research projects essential to a research active career.

The ChM programme is designed to align with the membership and fellowship examination curricula of the RCSEd, ICO and RCOphth and prepare you for your exit professional examinations.

The award of ChM will highlight your commitment to continuing professional development and will ensure a competitive edge when applying for consultant positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ophthalmology  
  • Core Ophthalmology
  • Applied Basic Sciences, Examination and Surgical Strategies
  • Clinical Decision Making, Therapeutics, Avoiding and Managing Complications
  • Diagnostics and Technologies in Clinical Practice
  • Acute Ophthalmology, Trauma and Advanced Surgical Techniques

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council. You should also be based in a supervised specialist training programme in ophthalmology.
  • UK applicants should have completed initial specialist training (ST 1/2) or core training (CT 1/2) and early intermediate training (ST 3), and will normally be starting their intermediate training (ST 4).
  • Applicants from outside the UK, and applicants who are not in a recognised training programme, must demonstrate that the programme is directly relevant to their ophthalmic medical and/or surgical training.
  • You should have completed a minimum of 24 months of core training in the surgical specialties and at least 18 months of specialist training in ophthalmology before enrolling. 
  • We will also consider your application if you are an established ophthalmologist in independent practice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6830 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6830 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6830 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6830 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • 4 years option: 10 credits £1,145; 20 credits £2,285; 30 credits £3,425 



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