Glasgow Caledonian University Optometry

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Glasgow Caledonian University Optometry

BSc (Hons) Optometry

Optometrists are eye-care professionals who detect sight problems and prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Optometrists also detect and manage a variety of eye conditions such as glaucoma.

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.

Course Details

BSc (Hons)
4 Years
Start Date
11 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
Vision Science
GCU Glasgow


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.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1
SQA Higher: AABBB including English, Maths and two sciences plus Nat 5 Physics at A if not taken at Higher

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