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PGCert Advanced Clinical Optometric Practice

PGCert Advanced Clinical Optometric Practice

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Full time | The University of Manchester | 6 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


6 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Optometry Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

This MSc aims to extend the clinical, problem-solving, and collaborative working skills of UK registered optometrists. This will allow career progression into enhanced services roles and specialist optometric clinics in the hospital eye service.

You will develop a systematic understanding of ocular diseases, the complex issues involved in their treatment and a critical awareness of current research.

Your clinical problem-solving skills will be enhanced, allowing you to make decisions in unpredictable situations, using your initiative and taking personal responsibility.

You will critically analyse and evaluate the latest research to inform the eye care of your patients, ensuring you remain at the forefront of your profession.

Teaching and learning

The course aims to give you an advanced level of integrated clinical knowledge and develop cutting-edge skills to help you excel as advanced practitioners and clinical leaders in your respective field.

To achieve this, the highly structured academic programme will run in parallel with a work-based programme of learning.

Career opportunities

Most of our students complete the course part-time while working in a wide variety of optometric roles. This course will give you advanced clinical skills in optometry and provide you with evidence base underpinning these skills. You will increase your scientific knowledge and research skills. Upon graduation, extended roles in primary and secondary ophthalmic settings will be more accessible.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

You must be a GOC registered optometrist with a minimum 2:2 degree in optometry.