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Master of Optometry

MOptom (Hons)

Typical offer for 2025
UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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.

Transferring from another university

Recognition of Prior Learning and Admission with Advanced Standing for this programme are only permitted in exceptional circumstances, and subject to the approval of the General Optical Council.

Learning and assessment

A wide variety of teaching methods are employed throughout the programme, including lectures, seminars, practical sessions and clinical supervision. They focus progressively on student-centred approaches to learning - you are expected to take increasing responsibility for your learning as you progress through the programme.

A range of assessment methods are used for each module. All modules include both formative and summative assessments. Formative assessment has a developmental purpose and is designed to help you learn more effectively by giving you feedback on your performance and on how it can be improved and/or maintained. Summative assessment for each module includes written exams, whilst many modules will require you to demonstrate practical or clinical ability or competence.

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.