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Main entry requirements
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.
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.
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.
30 points to include 3 Higher Level subjects at minimum of Grade 5. Biology must be offered at a minimum of Grade 6.
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.
% applicants receiving offers41%
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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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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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