Applied Vision Science MOptom

Anglia Ruskin University

£ 6,250 - (Rs 5,13,231)

Important information

  • Master
  • Distance learning
  • Duration:
    30 Months
  • When:

Designed by practising optometrists with specialist expertise and research interests, our Masters in Applied Vision Science is delivered entirely online and managed by our Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences.

The course aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of qualified optometrists, helping you to develop your clinical knowledge and practice at postgraduate level and advance your problem-solving skills.

You'll study entirely online using our virtual learning environment (VLE). (You will need access to a computer and the internet, preferably via broadband.)

Your course tutor will provide advice and guidance throughout, and module tutors will give you specific guidance as you progress. As well as your tutors, you'll benefit from the services of a dedicated Faculty Student Adviser and our IT Helpdesk, who can give you technical support. You'll also have access to our digital library.

Our Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences not only provides academic and vocational courses in optics at various levels, but also conducts research in optometry and the vision sciences, yielding cutting-edge discoveries and applications in a variety of disciplines.

Our research was recently judged as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the UK Government's Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). All of our course tutors are active researchers. We're also one of the few universities in the UK with its own eye clinic, and our lecturers have been awarded the prestigious Association of Optometrists (AOP) Lecturer of the Year Award for two years running.

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
01 October 2017
Distance Learning

What you'll learn on the course

Medical Education
Medical training
Applied Vision Science
Hearing Science
Binocular vision
Contact Lenses
Low Vision

Course programme

Year one, core modules
  • Introduction to the Basic Processes of Vision
  • Analysis of Advanced Investigative Techniques in Optometry
Year two, core modules
  • Binocular Vision - Applications for Optometrists
  • Research Methods
  • Evidence-Based Advances in Contact Lenses
  • Low Vision
Year three, core modules
  • Major Project (online)

Additional information

Course fees
UK, EU and international students, 2015/16 (per year) £6,250
Distance Learning, 2016/17 (total cost) £6,250

Course duration: 2.5 years. Years 1 and 2 are each completed in two semesters. In Year 3, the Major Project takes approximately 3-4 months.