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PhD (School of Optometry and Vision Science)

PhD (School of Optometry and Vision Science)

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Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Optometry Science

Course type


Course Summary

The PhD at the Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science encompasses multidisciplinary research using a variety of techniques in the following areas:

  • Basic visual processing and perception
  • Visual development and myopia
  • Ocular imaging
  • Age-related eye disease
  • Clinical optometry including service delivery/evaluation, contact lenses and refraction
  • Vision-related effects on quality of life and daily activities

Research in the School is commonly carried out in collaboration with external organisations in industry and the NHS, as well as the Digital Health Enterprise Zone and Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research.

We welcome applications for postgraduate research degrees all year round, including applications to study full or part-time. We will consider alternative starting dates when the timing doesn't fit with our two enrolment intake dates: October and February.

For informal enquiries about studying a PhD in the School of Optometry and Vision Science please contact Dr Jonathan Denniss.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed.

Entry requirements

Typical applicants would hold a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in optometry, psychology, orthoptics, medicine, statistics, or another related discipline.

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more

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