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Optometry

University of Manchester

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Our BSc Optometry course will enable you to discover the scientific principles that underpin optometry, including the properties of light, the anatomy of the eye and the processing of vision in the brain.

We have strong links with Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, where you can take advantage of a one-week clinical placement and attend regular specialist clinics in your final year.

Students graduating with a BSc degree are usually able to register as an optometrist after a one year pre-registration placement. 

Some students are able to enrol onto our unique four-year undergraduate Master of Science in Optometry course. Graduates of this course do not need to undertake a pre-registration year and can automatically register to practice as an optometrist with the General Optical Council on successful graduation.

Our BSc Optometry course will enable you to discover the scientific principles that underpin optometry, including the properties of light, the anatomy of the eye and the processing of vision in the brain. We have strong links with Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, where you can take advantage of a one-week clinical placement and attend regular specialist clinics in your final...

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Available Dates

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University of Manchester

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

A-level

We require grades AAB, including two A-levels in Biology, Maths, Physics or Chemistry with grades AA (normally to be taken in one sitting) and a pass in the practical assessments.

General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the offer.

AS-level

As level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

We require at least five GCSEs at minimum grade 5 (including English Language and Mathematics).

English language

We require one of:

  • GCSE, IGCSE or O-Level English Language at grade 5;
  • IELTS 7 (with no less than 6 in any component);
  • TOEFL (iBT) - 100;
  • an equivalent qualification.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

A-level We require grades AAB, including two A-levels in Biology, Maths, Physics or Chemistry with grades AA (normally to be taken in one sitting) and a pass in the practical assessments. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the offer. AS-level As level results are not considered as part of...

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Assessment Methods

Units completed within a semester will be assessed at the end of that semester by a combination of coursework, practical examination and written examination.

Subjects taught throughout the year will be examined at the end of the second semester.

The final degree classification is based on marks obtained during all years of the course, weighted as follows:

  • Year 1 - 10%
  • Year 2 - 30%
  • Year 3 - 60%.

Units completed within a semester will be assessed at the end of that semester by a combination of coursework, practical examination and written examination. Subjects taught throughout the year will be examined at the end of the second semester. The final degree classification is based on marks obtained during all years of the course, weighted as...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
88%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
85% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
85% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
96% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
94% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
81% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
90% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
94% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
83% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
65% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
79% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
90% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
85% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
92% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
82% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
85% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
79% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
85% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
85% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
74% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
85% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
88% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
96% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
90% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
79% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
81% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
72% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate98%

  • Average Graduate Salary£15000

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