Orthoptics BSc (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: B520
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : BBB / IB : 30 / BTEC : Applications considered
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Career prospects

As a graduate of the School of Health Sciences you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can look forward to a career in the National Health Service, Social Services or the private sector.

You will have gained a qualification that meets the Government’s criteria for ‘fitness for purpose’ and ‘fitness for practice’ as well as developing transferable skills such as communication, information technology, problem solving and teamwork.

A recent National Student Survey awarded the Directorate of Orthoptics and Vision Science a rating of 100% for student satisfaction. Orthoptic graduates will be eligible to apply for statutory registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and look forward to a career as an Orthoptist in an eye care team in the National Health Service. 

Qualifying you for life

Students will develop skills including:

  • Information gathering and analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology
  • Working with others
  • Time management
  • Self-directed learning