Introduction to Optometry (Cert HE)

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The award
Cert HE

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 15000 per year

All study options

About Introduction to Optometry at City, University of London

Who is it for?

This course has been designed for students with an ambition to study optometry at BSc level. You should have a passion for science and will enjoy a future working with the public and colleagues across the healthcare sector. Optometry is a career where you have the opportunity to make a real difference to peoples’ lives who suffer from vision impairment and sight loss.


The aim of our Introduction to Optometry programme is to provide a thorough education in core subjects required to study BSc Optometry, as well as an introducing you to clinical and professional optometric practice. The educational aims of our programme are to:

Provide you with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for entering the BSc Optometry course;

Provide you with a supportive learning environment which fosters academic and personal development and uses appropriate learning resources;

Enhance the development of your interpersonal skills;

Use a variety of appropriate teaching and learning methods, to provide education and training that is relevant, intellectually challenging and enjoyable;

Develop your analytical, critical and problem-solving faculties;

Provide you with opportunities for shared multidisciplinary learning with optometry students.

This programme will help you understand the university environment, allowing you to prepare for studying at BSc level.

As a student on the Introduction to Optometry Programme, you will be studying within a Division which has an internationally excellent reputation within the optometric profession. You will study a curriculum informed by our world leading research which is at the cutting edge of advances in the sector and be taught by academics who are leaders in their field.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardCert HEHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15000 per year

Entry requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall to include 7.0 in each of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

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