Optometry Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Optometry (Direct Entry) BSc (Hons) Glasgow Caledonian University 92% 0% 5% £9250 £9250 £14500 £15200 215 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Optometry BSc (Hons) University of Huddersfield 91% 3% 0% £9250 £17600 127 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Optometry BSc (Hons) University of Bradford - - - £9250 £22180 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Optometry and Vision Sciences PhD University of Huddersfield - - - £2420 £8500 - Huddersfield On campus Part-time
Optometry BSc (Hons) The University of Manchester - - - £9250 - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Clinical Optometry MSc Cardiff University - - - - - - Cardiff Blended Part-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
92 /100
535 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

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 £19509 £30380 £30601
25-75 percentile range £17920 - £24369 £20878 - £37050 £19887 - £39184

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21523 £34593 £35640
25-75 percentile range £18760 - £25480 £25684 - £38735 £23589 - £41975

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.

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

Jobs of graduates of Optometry (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Optometry at Anglia Ruskin University

65% Sales occupations
20% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Other Health Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Optometry

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Optometry, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Optometry is the study of the principles and techniques for examining, diagnosing and treating conditions of the human visual system.

The median salary of graduates of Optometry was £19509 15 months after graduation, £30380 3 years after graduation and £30601 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Optometry studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Science - MSc