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This is Optometry

a clear vision

We'll give you both the scientific knowledge and the clinical, patient-centred experience you'll need to become a practising optometrist.

The emphasis is on the optometric service to patients. As a student you will see patients in the University's on-campus Eye Clinic and gain experience at local hospitals, where you will work with senior ophthalmologists.

You'll be taught by qualified optometrists with broad experience in optometric practice and teaching. Our staff are also actively involved in academic research, with which you may become involved in your final year.

Accreditation and rankings

Our programme is accredited by the General Optical Council and enables you to progress towards practising as a registered optometrist - you will need to complete a year's pre-registration training after graduation in order to do this.

The University of Bradford is ranked 6th in the UK for Optometry, Ophthalmics and Orthoptics in the Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2023.

We have 7 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: C900
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: F100
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H900
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: FB49
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: FBK9
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B510
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B231
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

Where Optometry can take you

Our course is accredited by the General Optical Council, meaning that students can immediately progress into specialist roles after graduation. Graduates are able to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and high street opticians.

Recent destinations include:

  • Pre-Registration Optometrist
  • Dispensing Optician 
  • Optician 
  • Optometrist
  • Physician 
  • Store Counter Optometrist
An optometry student carrying out an eye examination.

Our facilities

The University’s Eye Clinic provides comprehensive optometric services of a high standard to University staff, students, their families and members of the local community. It also supports local optometrists and other healthcare professionals requiring diagnostic, consultative or treatment services.

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