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Master of Optometry

MOptom (Hons)


Full-time

2024 - 2025

Typical offer for 2024

Duration

UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 136 UCAS tariff points.

A DBS check is required.

 

A levels

AAB, to include two pure Science subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths) required at minimum AA. General Studies is not accepted.

Please note that where a science A level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

Applicants are allowed a maximum of three years on AS and A2 level to meet our entry requirements.

T levels

Not accepted for this course.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Applied Science. DDD. Only accepted if combined with a pure Science A level minimum grade B.

BTEC National Diploma - any subject with DD. Only accepted if combined with 2 pure Science A levels minimum grade B.

BTEC National Extended Certificate - any subject with D. Only accepted if combined with 2 pure Science A levels minimum grade A.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Meet UCAS tariff of 136. Science, Medicine, Science and Engineering, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Medical Sciences accepted.

Applicants are allowed a maximum of two attempts at an Access course to meet our entry requirements. To be allowed to retake your access course you must have completed the full 60 credits in the first attempt at the access course.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

136 UCAS tariff points from 3 HL subjects to include 2 HL science subjects at Grade 6 and a third HL subject at Grade 6.

Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 to include English Language, Maths (note: GCSE English Language and Mathematics equivalences will not be accepted) and at least one of the following: Double Award Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Those applying with Access courses are only required to have GCSE English Language and Maths, plus one Science subject (Double Award Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at grade C or grade 4.

Additional entry requirements

All students enrolled on the course will be required to register with the General Optical Council (GOC).

Whilst not mandatory, a period of paid employment in an optical practice (supported by an employer reference) will strongly support an application.

Applicants will be considered on their highest relevant qualification or study (even if this study is not a complete qualification).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 7.0 with no subtest below 6.5 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus Maths and 2 Science qualifications equivalent to GCSE Grade C.

UKVI approved IELTS of 5.5 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus TWO modules from the following:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Transferring from another university

Applications for advanced entry will not be considered for this programme.

Our facilities

In our Ocular Health Room, you'll learn from optometrists with broad experience in optometric practice and teaching. Staff are actively involved in academic research, which you may become involved with in your final year.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.