Glasgow Caledonian University Orthoptics

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Glasgow Caledonian University Orthoptics

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

Students are required to purchase a tunic for working in the eye-clinic: £17
This is required by all health care professionals and therefore students must undergo the disclosure process, the cost for this is £59
Travel costs to placements are expected to be covered by the student

You will also have to think about accommodation, living costs, travel, books and socialising. To make things as simple as possible we have information on all of this available at and

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: BBBBC including 2 Sciences, plus Maths, English and Physics Nat 5 at B

A level: BBB including one science plus GCSE Maths, Physics and English at B/6

ILC Higher:H2 H3 H3 H3 H3 to include Physics, Maths and English

IB Diploma: 28 points must include a Higher Level Science and Maths at 6

BTEC Extended Diploma in Science/Applied Science DDM plus GCSE English, Maths plus Physics at B/6 or Double Science at BB/66

College: SWAP Access to Science and Technology/Ophthalmics with ABB and including 70% in Physics module. Science or healthcare based HNC/D with B in the Graded Units and including sufficient coverage of Physics. Other science-related HNC qualifications (including Physics) may be considered.