3 or 4 years full-time
UCAS Code: B510 (BSc route) B512 (MOptom route)
Specific subject requirements:
GCSE: English and Maths grade B, Physics grade B (if not held at A level) or Dual Award Science grade BB.
A level: Two sciences at A level, including Biology with either Maths or Physics. Chemistry may be acceptable as an alternative. General Studies not accepted as part of the offer. Additional AS/A levels welcomed.
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For students in Singapore
A Levels: AAA
IB: 34-35 points overall, including 6 points in Higher Level Biology and 6 points in Higher Level Chemistry or Physics, 5 points in Higher Level Maths or 6 points in Standard Level Maths and 5 points in Standard Level English.
We do not accept Access courses for entry to this degree.
BTEC & other:
Three Distinctions in BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science) together with grade B in A level in Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics).
Two Distinctions in BTEC National Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science). With these qualifications we also require grades A and B in two A level science subjects.
AAAAB in Scottish Highers, including Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths. 360 UCAS tariff points in Irish Leaving Certificate including a minimum of A2 in Biology, Maths, and Physics or Chemistry and excluding Irish.
Prospective students with a diploma in optometry from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic will be considered for the accelerated BS Optometry/MOptom programme.
Graduates: At least an upper second class degree in a relevant subject, as well as grades BBC (including two science subjects) at A level.
Dispensing Opticians: Applicants must be able to prove FBDO status upon application. These applicants will be offered entry into the first year of the BSc Optometry programme.
First year entry onto the BSc Optometry programme will also be offered to those applicants with:
- An upper second class degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing
- 80 % overall in a foundation degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing
Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day
Prizes are awarded to successful Optometry Undergraduates.
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