Orthoptics (Pre-registration) MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 2 years  
  • Programme start: January 2024
  • Entry requirements: We welcome applications from graduates holding a minimum of a 2:2 classification or an equivalent oversees qualification. A range of disciplines will be considered; however, a scientific background or clinical experience is advantageous.
Orthoptics Pre-registrations MSc

Entry requirements

The programme will consider graduates from across a range of disciplines who have obtained a minimum of a 2:2 classification in their degree. An oversees qualification of an equivalent standard will also be considered. Whilst a science background is preferred, those with a non-science related degree will still be considered with contextual information of recent relevant experience or further study. Applications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact the admissions tutor direct.

Applicants must present with a good understanding of the profession including an awareness of the procedures undertaken. Candidates are encouraged to arrange a clinical observational visit to an orthoptic department in support of their application.

The selection process is competitive and requires completion of a successful interview with an academic and clinical panel. The interview utilises the values-based recruitment (VBR) process and applicants will be expected to demonstrate the relevance of the NHS values and pertinent skills required within the orthoptic role.

International Applications

We welcome international students with appropriate qualifications for entry to the programme. We ask all applicants applying through the international route to confirm their proficiency in the English language, as the ability to communicate effectively in English is crucial to working as a health professional in the UK.

Students whose native language is not English must show evidence of proficiency in English to a standard equivalent to band E. 

We have simplified our IELTS requirements to an A-F band equivalent. View our IELTS academic requirements key here for equivalents.

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.