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School of Optometry and Vision Science

Our students are taught by staff who are high profile qualified optometrists, all with broad experience in optometric practice and teaching. Staff are also actively involved in academic research, with which you may become involved in your final year.

Alongside our BSc course we also offer a unique career progression programme which equips you with all the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to practice as a pre-registered optometrist. Our successful and innovative programme of study allows GOC registered Dispensing Opticians to graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Optometry in one calendar year.


Optometry at Bradford was given 93% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey.

NSS 2017

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Our courses have an emphasis on clinical practice, excellent teaching quality, teaching by qualified optometrists, well-equipped clinics and laboratories, the eye clinic and a good relationship with local hospitals and the community.


The England women's cricket team helped us investigate whether elite sportspeople have superior vision.

"It’s been really interesting taking part and pretty hard in places! You can see how it might have a role in training for both catching and batting."

England cricket team vice-captain


Our staff are also research active. The Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science research group uses a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate vision and visual perception. Research embraces a broad range of disciplines including; ophthalmology, optics, ocular imaging, machine vision, psychophysics, biomechanics and visual neuroscience.

Read more on our research website.

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