3 or 4 years full-time
All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on previous and predicted qualifications, experience, references and motivation. We also require all applicants to our course to uphold professional standards of behaviour.
UCAS Code: B510 (BSc route) B512 (MOptom route)
Please note you do not need to apply for both the BSc and the MOptom. Both courses have the same entry requirements. Should you need to you will have the opportunity to change course at enrolment.
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:
D*DD 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).
DD 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 on an individual basis for 1st year entry.
Please note that all graduates will be subject to higher fees and will not be able to access the student loan system.
Graduates: Suitable applicants with a 2.1 in a relevant subject will be considered on an individual basis.
Dispensing Opticians: Suitable applicants with a Foundation Degree with at least 80% overall and FBDO status will be considered on an individual basis.
Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall slightly below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above.
Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day
Prizes are awarded to successful Optometry Undergraduates.
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