What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB from 3 Full A Levels to include AA in two pure Science subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths) plus a B in another subject excluding General Studies. One re-sit per subject may be acceptable. Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).
A minimum of 136 UCAS points from 5 subjects (to include English Language at Grade A or B and three science subjects at Grade A).
Only accepted if combined with a Pure Science A-level minimum grade B.
Must include 2 science subjects at the Higher Level at least a Grade 6.
AAB from 3 Full A Levels to include AA in two pure Science subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths) plus a B in another subject excluding General Studies. Also five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 to include English Language, Maths (note: GCSE English Language and Mathematics equivalences will not be accepted) and at least one of the following: Double Award Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
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%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- 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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Our three year Optometry course is designed to provide you with all the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to become a qualified optometrist. The broad range of responsibility of the optometrist is reflected in the breadth of your studies with the course evenly balanced between three elements: basic sciences, optometric studies and clinical practice. The work calls for a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and a measure of manual dexterity – all skills which you will have the opportunity to acquire during the course and the very close community that is Optometry at Bradford offers the chance to develop your interpersonal skills right from the start. You can be sure of a close-knit group and an atmosphere conducive to serious but enjoyable study. Do come and visit us at our Open Day when you will get the opportunity to view our first class facilities, meet our highly trained and friendly staff and join in a hands-on clinical session.
Year 1: Human Body in Health and Disease (core), Ocular Anatomy and Physiology (core), Physiology of Vision and Perception (core), Pure and Visual Optics (core), Refraction and Refractive Error (core), Visual and Ocular Assessment 1 (core) Year 2: Assessment and Management of Binocular Vision (core), Clinical Optometry and Communication Skills (core), Contact Lens Practice 1 (core), Evidence Based Optometry 1 (core), General and Ocular Pharmacology (core), Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing (core) Visual and Ocular Assessment 2 (core) Year 3: Advanced Clinical Practice (core), Clinical Case Studies (core), Clinical Competence (core), Contact Lens Practice 2 (core), Evidence-Based Optometry II (core), General Clinical Practice (core), Ocular and Systemic Disease (core), Professional, Legal and Ethical Studies (core), Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation (core)
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