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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Ophthalmics
Student score
92% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

GCE A2 Level at BBB from three A2 levels (or two A2 Levels and two AS Levels, however higher grades may be required). Biology at A level must be offered. Higher grades may be required from resit students. Applied Science A2 Level must be accompanied by another Science A-Level, not Applied. 5 GCSE subjects at grade A*-C. Subjects to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science. Science Dual Award is acceptable Applied GCSEs will not be considered. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A minimum of 5Bs from any combination of advanced higher and higher. Consideration will only be given to advanced highers in different subjects to those of highers. All grades offered must be at least B. Higher grades may be required from students resitting.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care will be considered at grade D*D*D* in addition to 5 GCSEs at Grades A* - C which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science. The BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science will be considered at D*D*D* with an AS in Biology at grade B in addition to 5 GCSEs at Grades A* - C which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science.

International Baccalaureate

30 points to include 3 Higher Level subjects at minimum of Grade 5. Biology must be offered at a minimum of Grade 6.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

The Orthoptics programme aims to develop your knowledge of how the vision system works, binocular vision involving how the eyes work together, and eye movement systems including the importance of assessing ocular motility. In addition, you will focus on the fundamentals of the nervous system, neuro-anatomy and physiology, and where it relates to the practice of Orthoptics. This background knowledge will enable a graduate orthoptist to perform as a competent and reflective practitioner and be a valuable member of the eye care team. The Orthoptic programme will equip a graduate with the skills to diagnose and manage conditions which may present in a range of patients from newborns to the elderly, eg strabismus (eye misalignments), amblyopia (sometimes called lazy eye), traumatic injuries, tumours, head injuries, diabetes and strokes. Throughout the three years, three themes provide the framework for student studies, in all cases linking theoretical knowledge to clinical conditions.


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Part of the Russell Group, the University of Liverpool is one of the oldest institutions in the country the original 'red brick' institution - with a rich history matching the wonderful city. Liverpool Guild of Students is a campaigning organisation, providing our membership with a huge range of opportunities to meet new people, gain skills and have fun.

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 100%
Student score 92% HIGH
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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
375 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 96% LOW
Average graduate salary £21.7k MED
Graduates who are therapy 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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