Glasgow Caledonian University Optometry
Accredited by the General Optical Council, GCU offers a high-quality clinical education that is highly rated by students. Clinical training takes place in our purpose-built on-campus Eye Clinic.
Open to the public, it offers contact lens fitting, orthoptics, dispensing, low vision, myopia control, infant and learning disability clinics. Employment prospects for graduates in Optometry are excellent and our graduates are highly rated by employers throughout the UK.
Optometrists can continue their career development through various postgraduate schemes. These include training towards qualifications for Independent Prescribing and a range of specialist skills.
Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.
A level: AAB including two sciences or one science and Maths plus GCSE Maths and Physics at A/7 and English at B/6
ILC Higher:H1 H1 H2 H3 H3 to include Physics, Maths and English
IB Diploma: 30 points including two Higher Level sciences at 4 plus Maths
BTEC Extended Diploma in Science/Applied Science D*DD or DDD plus GCSE English at B/6, Maths and Physics at A/7 or Double Science at AA/77
College: SWAP Access to Science and Technology/Ophthalmics with AAA on the first attempt and including 80% in Physics module. Science-based HNCs including Physics and Maths with A in the Graded Units. Other science-related HNC qualifications (including Physics) may be considered.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
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