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Optometry and vision science

About the school

Welcome to the 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.

Our three-year BsC (Hons) Optometry degree course enables you to progress towards practising as a registered optometrist. Alongside our BSc course, we also offer our undergraduate career progression programme, a postgraduate qualification for students who have not achieved the required degree outcome of 2:2 or above, and two specialist CPD courses.

Our courses

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.



CPD courses

Undergraduate optometry students

The England women's cricket team helped 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.

- Heather Knight, England cricket team vice-captain.


The Bradford School of Optometry & Vision Science research group comprises a cohesive, multi-disciplinary approach to investigating vision and visual perception to address important research questions.

The group continues to build on over 35 years of vision research at the University. Research embraces a broad range of disciplines including; ophthalmology, optics, ocular imaging, machine vision, psychophysics, biomechanics and visual neuroscience.

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Eye Clinic

We offer a complete primary eye care service to the general public as well as to students and staff of the University and their families. The services we provide are identical to those offered by most Opticians in Bradford and throughout the UK, with the addition of some specialist clinics.

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Optometry student working at our Eye Clinic