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University of Hertfordshire

Optometry

UCAS Code: B510

Master of Optometry - MOptom

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

2 A Levels from science subjects i.e. Biology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics or Chemistry. At least two A-Levels (and no more than 4), must be included in the tariff points calculation. A-Levels in General Studies and the Extended Project are excluded. Ideally Maths should be studied beyond GCSE level, AS. If they do not have Maths beyond GCSE but are doing an A level in either Chemistry or Physics, this should cover additional Maths so for these applicants Maths would not be essential).

Access course in science medical or allied health to include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths elements. If already achieved 39 credits at Distinction are required with the remaining 6 credits at Merit. 15 credits should be in Biology and 15 credits in Maths or Physics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade B or above, including English language, Mathematics and Science Double Award (or Biology, Physics Chemistry). 5/B or above in English, Maths and Science essential but others may be flexible depending on A Level profile.Functional Skills are not accepted in either Maths or English.

Pass International Baccalaureate (Diploma) with 136 UCAS tariff points including 2 Science Subjects at Higher Level with a minimum of H5 one of which must be either Maths or Biology. Acceptable Sciences are Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

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

DDD

BTEC Extended Diploma with a science profile (not including early years): DDD. (Must be science based subject to include Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science) PLUS 1 A level maths or biology at minimum grade B.

UCAS Tariff

136

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Optometry

This distinctive 4-year Optometry degree programme at the University of Hertfordshire integrates theory, science and practice from year one. Across all 4 years students will focus on achieving parallel success: as a professional clinician and as a scientist. One of the ways this course so unique is, it is the first Optometry degree with incorporation and involvement with the College of Optometrists. This allows us to include the pre-registration year within this 4 year masters programme, meaning that upon completion of your degree you will be a registered Optometrist. Students will also have early exposure to clinical practice, which will facilitate the integration of scientific knowledge, evidence and practice. This innovative approach will enable students to be competent, confident, safe and employable practitioners at the point of graduation. This will be achieved by using innovative methods of clinical assessments, including simulation, to embed evidence-based practice.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
Optometry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below 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.

Optometry

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

Optometry

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.

£22,153
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Health professionals
16%
Health associate professionals
12%
Therapy professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Optometry

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

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

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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