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University of Manchester

Optometry

UCAS Code: B510

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

We require Grades AAB, including two A-levels in Biology, Maths, Physics or Chemistry with Grades AA (normally to be taken in one sitting) and a pass in the practical assessments. Typical Contextual Offer: ABB (including specific subjects).

As level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

We require 60 credits overall with 45 at Level 3, including a minimum of 15 credits in Biology with a Distinction grade, plus a minimum of 15 credits in Chemistry with a Distinction grade and a further 15 credits with Distinction. Applicants should also have GCSE English Language at Grade B/5 or above and GCSE Maths at Grade B/5 or above, or equivalent. We also consider other factors such as additional educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual basis. Students educated up to GCSE level who have only taken a one-year Access course will not normally be accepted.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

We require D3,D3,D3 to D3,M1,D3,M1, including two sciences. You must have a D3 in one of the science subjects.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require at least five GCSEs at minimum Grade B/5 (including English Language and Mathematics).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall including 6 in two science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) at Higher Level and 5 in one further Higher Level subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We do not consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry onto this course as a single qualification. Applicants undertaking the Cambridge Technical Diploma must achieve DD alongside 2 science A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Grades AB.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We do not consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate for entry onto this course as a single qualification. Applicants undertaking the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate must achieve D alongside 2 science A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Grades AA.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We do not consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry onto this course as a single qualification. Applicants undertaking the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma must achieve DDD alongside 2 science A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Grades AB.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

We do not consider the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma for entry onto this course as a single qualification. Applicants undertaking the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma must achieve DD alongside 2 science A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Grades AA.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

We do not consider the National Diploma for entry onto this course as a single qualification. Applicants undertaking a National Diploma must achieve DD alongside 2 science A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Grades AB.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

We do not consider the National Extended Certificate for entry onto this course as a single qualification. Applicants undertaking a National Extended Certificate must achieve D alongside 2 science A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Grades AA.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

We do not consider the National Extended Diploma for entry onto this course as a single qualification. Applicants undertaking a National Extended Diploma must achieve DDD alongside 2 science A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Grades AB.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

We do not consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry onto this course as a single qualification. Applicants undertaking a National Foundation Diploma must achieve D alongside 2 science A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Grades AA.

We normally require Grades AAABB in five suitable Scottish Higher level subjects (including 2 science subjects) plus Advanced Higher Grade A in a science subject. English Language and Maths not taken at Higher/Advanced must have been achieved at SCQF Level 5.

We normally require Grades AAABB in five suitable Scottish Higher level subjects (including 2 science subjects) plus Advanced Higher Grade A in a science subject. English Language and Maths not taken at Higher/Advanced must have been achieved at SCQF Level 5.

The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A level entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff

136

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38%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Optometry

Our BSc Optometry course will help you learn the scientific principles that underpin optometry.

Through our course, you will discover the scientific principles that underpin optometry, including the properties of light, the anatomy of the eye and the processing of vision in the brain.

You will gain a wealth of practical clinical experience through a placement with Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Students graduating with a BSc degree are usually able to register as an optometrist after a one year pre-registration placement.

Some students are able to take our unique four-year Master of Science in Optometry course. Graduates of this course are able to automatically able to register to practice as an optometrist with the General Optical Council on successful graduation.

**Special Features**

**Unique clinical experience**

Gain experience at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital - one of Europe's biggest eye teaching hospitals - to learn about the management and treatment of eye disease.

**Early patient contact**

Start to meet patients in the second semester of Year 1.

**Close-knit student cohort**

Join the active student-run Optometry Society to take part in formal and informal social activities.

**Integrated master's option**

Our MSci degree gives you the chance to complete an integrated master's.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£24,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
low
Optometry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Ophthalmics

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Ophthalmics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
2%
Elementary security occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Optometry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£21k

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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