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Bristol, University of the West of England

Optometry

UCAS Code: B510

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Two A levels (AB grade) must come from either Maths, Use of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science or Psychology. You can include points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) towards overall tariff. You must have at least three A-Levels.

30 level 3 credits at distinction in at least 2 of the following subjects (15 in each): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology and Psychology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

For all applicants, a minimum of five subjects at Grade C/4 or above, to include English Language, Mathematics and Double Science or Physics, or equivalent. We don't accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.

H1 and H2 from two of the following: Maths, Use of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science or Psychology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Twelve units (six in each) in Maths, Use of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science or Psychology. We don't accept BTEC qualifications in Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness), or Sport and Exercise Science.

UCAS Tariff

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Optometry

An optometrist is a highly skilled health professional trained to provide specialist eye care services, including sight tests. They work in hospitals, the community and other related settings.

There is a growing need for people who can provide these services, particularly as the NHS evolves and other providers move into this area.

Studying this subject will set you on the path for a rewarding career as a health professional, with good employment and salary prospects open to well-trained graduates.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Glenside Campus

Department:

Allied Health Professions

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Allied health

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Allied health

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Therapy professionals
28%
Health professionals
18%
Health associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Subjects allied to medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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