Optometry Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Aston University 83% 0% 5% £9250 £19700 142 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 73% 0% 5% £4647 £16000 139 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
City University London 73% 0% 5% £9250 £15920 139 London On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 63% 0% 0% £9000 £23450 153 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Ulster University 91% 0% 5% £9250 £15360 142 Coleraine On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 63% 0% 0% £9000 £23450 153 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 62% 0% 1% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 162 Bradford On campus Full-time
City University London 83% 0% 8% £9250 £16560 135 London On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 96% 0% 2% £9250 £12250 207 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 78% 3% 12% £9250 £16000 131 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Ulster University - - - - - - Coleraine On campus Part-time
City University London - - - £11020 £17170 - London On campus Full-time
Cardiff University - - - - - - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Ulster University - - - £5900 - - Coleraine On campus Part-time
University of Hertfordshire 73% 0% 5% £9250 - 139 Hatfield On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 73% 0% 5% - - 139 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 97% 0% 2% - - 123 Plymouth On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 76% 0% 0% - - 143 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of the Highlands and Islands 91% - 40% £9000 £13620 114 Inverness On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 90% 0% 5% - - 149 Bristol On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 89% 0% 0% £9250 - 123 Cambridge On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
184 students of Optometry in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Optometry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18304 £26769 £27378
25-75 percentile range £16269 - £25050 £18521 - £32902 £17281 - £36031

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17920 £33120 £34763
25-75 percentile range £16849 - £19181 £24650 - £36883 £21637 - £40550

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Optometry

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Optometry who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Optometry

  • Optometry Offices
  • Optical Stores
  • Doctor's Offices

Specialisations within Optometry

  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Family Practice
  • Vision Therapy
  • Ocular Surgery
  • Low- vision Rehabilitation

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Optometry who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Optometry (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Optometry at The University of Sheffield

90% Therapy professionals
5% Sales occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Optometry

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Optometry studies:
  • Master of Optometry - MOptom
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Bachelor of Optometry (Honours) - BOpto (Hons)

The median salary of graduates of Optometry was £18304 15 months after graduation, £26769 3 years after graduation and £27378 5 years after graduation.

Optometry at Plymouth University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 97 out of 100 among 58 respondents.