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Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
On campus
 2483 Points
3 Years

Program Description

As a BOptom (Hons) Optometry student at ARU, you’ll study in our specialist eye care facilities, learning how to perform eye examinations, diagnose sight problems, improve people’s vision and manage a range of eye conditions.

You’ll spend much of your time in our University Eye Clinic. A working clinic that’s open to the public, it boasts 16 fully-equipped testing rooms and the latest optometric equipment such as an optical coherence tomographer, video slitlamps, and videokeratoscopes. With support from expert tutors and the chance to gain work experience, this is the perfect place to train as an optometrist.

• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit: £9,250/year

• Estimated additional costs for this course are: PD ruler - £20, Pen torch - £10, Occluder - £14, Budgie stick - £10, Retinoscope and ophthalmoscope - £1385, General Optical Council fees - £30 per annum, Lab coat - £15, Travel expenses for 14 hours of hospital experience: approximately £100, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – enhanced check £44, Printing costs (optional) – an average of £2.50–£5.00 per teaching week.

Entry Requirements

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Year 1

Geometrical and Visual Optics

Clinical Optometry 1- Introduction to Optometric Practice

Human and Ocular Anatomy

Theoretical and Practical Ophthalmic Lenses

Optical Professionalism

Year 2

Clinical Optometry 2 - Skills for Optometric Practice

Pharmacology and Pathology

Monocular, Binocular and Paediatric Vision

Introduction to Ocular Disease

Clinical Optometry 3 - Introduction to Professional Practice

Year 3

Undergraduate Major Project

Clinical Optometry 5 - Professional Practice

Clinical Optometry 6 - Advanced Contact Lens Practice

Optometry, Society and Environment

Clinical Optometry 4 - Advanced Optometric Practice


As our Optometry degree is fully accredited by the General Optical Council, you can:

  • join The College of Optometrists’ scheme for registration once you graduate
  • work in your own practice, a hospital, or an international optical company
  • become an academic or a researcher

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