The BMedSci (Honours) Orthoptic Degree

Our aim is to provide high quality research led teaching to ensure our students are well equipped for a career as orthoptists. We pride ourselves on the friendliness of our staff and the quality of our student experience.

The Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics provides facilities for both clinical and laboratory based research. We are part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health and links within the Faculty provide added expertise for investigative work in medically related areas.

Each year 40 places are available on the BMedSci (Honours) Orthoptic degree. It is an extended 3 year full time programme comprising of academic teaching at university and clinical teaching at hospitals across the UK.
It is a vocational degree and likely to appeal to students who are interested in working within the medical field as part of a multidisciplinary eye care team and enjoy working with people of all ages. Students must be good at science, biology in particular. Good communication skills, self-motivation, accurate observational skills and enthusiasm for continued learning are essential.

orthoptic student testing a patient