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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Ophthalmics
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
100% MED
Average graduate salary
£13.9k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

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).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Only accepted if combined with a Pure Science A-level minimum grade B.

International Baccalaureate

Must include 2 science subjects at the Higher Level at least a Grade 6.

UCAS tariff points

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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)

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
356 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% MED
Average graduate salary £13.9k LOW
Graduates who are health professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are health associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most students in this category study optometry degrees. Don't get too worried by the salaries you see here. On graduation, recent ophthalmics graduates go on to pre-registration training for a year, before taking final assessments and being able to register as an optometrist. At this point, salaries jump to much healthier rates depending on whether you go into private practice with, for example, a high street opticians, or enter the NHS. This is also one of those degrees that can get you a skilled job in most parts of the country — so if you've got good grades but want to work in a particular part of the UK, this can be a good bet. Unemployment rates are low, and the large majority of graduates go into pre-registration training.
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