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BSc (Hons) Optometry at The University of Manchester
BSc Optometry
Take your first step towards becoming an optometrist, a healthcare professional specialising in eye care.

BSc Optometry / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Typical A-level offer

AAB (including specific subjects)

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
35 points overall including 6 in two science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) at Higher Level.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Study in our modern £4 million optometry facilities.
  • Gain clinical experience at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, one of the largest eye teaching hospitals in Europe.
  • Take the option to study for our  MSci in Optometry , which incorporates the pre-registration year into your degree.
Optometry at The University of Manchester

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying optometry at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

We also operate campus tours, which are available most days. These are with a student ambassador who can tell you all about life at The University of Manchester. It may also be possible to meet with admissions staff (subject to staff availability). Family and friends are welcome too.

To book, please contact the Admissions Office on tel +44 (0)161 275 2411 or email .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250 per annum. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Additional expenses

The General Optical Council student registration fee is currently £20 (renewable each year). At the beginning of your first year, we provide you with a lab coat and suggest you buy a trial frame (up to £300). By the end of your second year, you are encouraged to purchase your own ophthalmoscope and retinoscope, which can cost between £800 and £1000.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Undergraduate Admissions
+44 (0)161 275 2411
+44 (0)161 275 5456
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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