We are interested to hear from applicants who have undertaken a period of paid employment in an optical practice. Although this type of work experience is not a critical condition for being made an offer to study optometry at Bradford, it can be helpful where students fail to meet our offer (details of our entry tariff can be found below). For example, if a student has just missed our offer (e.g. achieves ABB rather than AAB at A-level), a supportive reference from an optical employer can help offset a small shortfall in academic performance. If you are in a position to tell us about paid optical employment (e.g. a weekend/summer job) please detail your employment in your personal statement and have your employer email a scanned copy of a reference (ideally, this would be written on practice headed notepaper) to email@example.com.
All applicants must have a minimum grade C in English, Maths and at least two sciences (i.e. Double Award Science Biology/Chemistry/Physics) or equivalent.
Typically, 340 UCAS points, comprising three A-level science subjects (i.e. Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or a minimum of two A-level science subjects at grade A and a non A-level subject at grade B or higher.
Two AS levels can be used to count as one A-level subject providing the candidate also offers two science subjects at A-level at grades AA.
Offers are likely to be similar for candidates repeating A-levels for the first time providing that students are re-taking the whole course of A-level study and NOT just individual modules.
The BTEC National Diploma (18-unit) in Applied Science will not normally be considered, unless it is supported by further study in A level science subjects.; Points from BTEC National Diploma, National Award and Certificate will be counted towards an offer, but applicants will be expected to also have studied at least two science A-level subjects, and achieve Grade A in these subjects.
A minimum of 340 UCAS points from 5 subjects (to include English Language and three science subjects) with no less than a Grade B (65 points) in any individual subject.
Advanced Highers are treated like A-levels.
Scottish Highers will be subsumed into Advanced Higher scores in the same subjects.
(Grade A/70 points), (Grade B/65 points), (Grade C/50 points) ¿ for Scottish Highers.
A minimum of grade A2 (77 points) in 3 Higher level sciences subjects, plus a further 110 points from 2 further subjects, one of which must be English.
Applicants studying access courses are advised to contact firstname.lastname@example.org before they apply to the university. We do not normally accept access qualifications, but may do so in some situations, depending upon individual academic qualifications and experience.
Applicants who are academically strong (grades A or B at A-level or an upper second class degree) but have studied an inadequate amount of science subjects, or have a degree subject that is not relevant to Optometry can be nominated to the Clinical Science Foundation course (UCAS code B991).
Applications from registered opticians (registered since Sept 1988) or final year dispensing students are considered. They should have at least 2 A-level science subjects at grade C or above and have passed all of Part I and Part II examinations of the ABDO at one sitting, with an average mark of 70% or above.
Students taking a degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing and Management must have achieved a first class dispensing degree.
All dispensing applicants will be expected to have undertaken a significant period of paid employment in an optical practice and be able to provide a reference from an employer to that effect.
Qualified dispensing opticians and Contact Lens Opticians can be considered for our unique career progression course if they have sufficient work experience.
For internal transfers between Life Sciences courses and Optometry please refer to the relevant documentation and transfer criteria, which is available from the Life Sciences Admissions Office.
Such transfers are not considered and applicants are expected to complete their current course of study before applying.
Applicants must hold a science-related degree and we ask for an upper second class honours or above, which is A-Levels led.
Applicants studying with the Open University are advised to contact email@example.com before they apply to the university, stating the modules and course they are studying.
Applicants should have IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) and qualifications that are equivalent to A-levels.
28 IB points overall. Must include 2 science subjects at the Higher Level at least a Grade 6.
For all provinces apart from Ontario, our minimum entrance requirement is passes in at least five grade 12 subjects (at least three subjects must be science subjects) with an overall average mark of 80%.
For Ontario, our minimum entrance requirement is passes in at least six grade 12 subjects (at least three subjects must be science subjects) with an overall average mark of 80%.
For applicants offering a Canadian degree, we require that the degree be in an appropriate science subject and that the overall average mark be at least 80%.Grade Point Average = 3.5
We also encourage applications from those holding Opticianry, Ophthalmic Medical Technology or equivalent qualifications. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.