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Main entry requirements
'A' Level: AAB (including two from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics).
34 points (including 6 in two Higher Level sciences and 5 in Standard Level English and Mathematics).
136 UCAS tariff points (typically AAB or ABB with a relevant EPQ).
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers78%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Optometry involves the study of visual defects and the ways in which these can be corrected or relieved. Optometrists are responsible for examining eyes, recognising any sign of ocular or general disease affecting the eyes and where appropriate prescribing spectacles or contact lenses. City is the only university in London to offer the BSc (Hons) Optometry and was one of the first institutions in the world to train optometrists, operating since 1927. As a student on the BSc Optometry course, you will be studying within a Division which has an internationally excellent reputation within the optometric profession. You will study a curriculum informed by our world leading research which is at the cutting edge of advances in the sector and be taught by academics who are leaders in their field. City's optometry course has also been ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (2017 NSS survey). You will benefit from a combination of teaching styles including clinics and laboratories in our specialist on-campus facilities and clinical placements at Moorfields Eye Hospital, the UK’s leading eye hospital. During your final year, you will further develop your clinical practice by working in our very own eye clinic, City Sight, where you will examine members of the public from babies to the elderly, presenting with a wide range of ocular conditions and needs.
Core modules on the BSc Optometry course include; human biology, optics, visual optics and mathematics, ophthalmic lenses and dispensing, clinical skills, visual science, general pathology and eye disease, contact lenses, binocular vision, eye disease and therapeutics, clinical skills and professional practice, binocular vision, paediatrics and visual impairment.
Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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