Aug 13 2017

Ophthalmic Nursing Postgraduate Course #nursing #diploma


Ophthalmic Nursing

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for nurses who see their medium or long term future within ophthalmics.

In order to maximise the benefits derived from this programme, it would be helpful if you already have several months experience within ophthalmic care.


This MSc programme is flexible and professionally orientated, seeking to prepare a specialist, research-focused workforce that will help revolutionise health and social care provision to better meet society s changing demographic health needs, by using new technologies and more innovative and creative working practices.

The programme will prepare you for new, efficient and ethical ways of working that offer better quality of life and quality of care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service. It will enable you to respond better to the increasing pressures on the current healthcare system.

We offer education in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to ophthalmic nursing. We will develop your research and critical thinking skills and provide the opportunity to conduct research under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent practice and research in future.

Requirements and how to apply

Bachelor s degree with lower second-class honours or above.

Those applicants who do not have a first degree will be considered but are required to successfully complete a degree level module in biological sciences.

In addition to the listed entry requirements, if your first language is not English you will also need IELTS: 7.0 with at least 6:5 in all components.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page .

You will be required to provide original degree certificates; this can be completed at induction.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Programmes Office:

Postgraduate Admissions
School of Health Sciences
City, University of London
Northampton Square


Some employers are willing to provide financial assistance for part of or the entire programme. Students are encouraged to speak with their Trust regarding funding support.

Students are invited to apply for the School of Health Sciences Dean s Scholarship, worth £2,500. The Scholarship is awarded to students who show academic and/or clinical excellence in their application.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website .


The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January.

City Sight and The Roberta Williams Centre

City Sight and The Roberta Williams Centre

Staff and students at City’s School of Health Sciences showcase the School’s brand-new, purpose-built clinics. These state-of-the-art facilities provide a comprehensive range of services and educational resources in vision and language sciences for our students, researchers and patients.

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We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

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Teaching and learning

The programme is taught by academic staff from the School of Health Sciences, supported by clinical colleagues. Most of the modules are worth 15 credits (or 1\8 of the total programme). However, some modules are worth 30 credits.

A range of teaching and learning strategies are used, depending upon the nature of the material. These will include lectures and small group tutorials, group work, simulated practice and visits.


Similarly, the assessments are equally varied, and will include coursework, online projects, invigilated examination and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).

Your dissertation is worth 60 credits (1\3 of the entire programme) and is a piece of research undertaken with the supervision of an academic member of staff with a special interest in ophthalmics. They are appointed by the programme director or the module leader.


The exact sequence of modules is negotiable, and will depend upon your availability to study your electives and the occurrence of the modules.

You are advised to undertake the core compulsory modules during the first year; APM001 (Critical Approaches to Advanced Practice) during PRD1 and HRM001 (Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis) during PRD1 or PRD2.

You will undertake four discipline specific modules:

  • OVM013 Vision in the aged
  • OVM006 Glaucoma
  • NMM024 Medicines Management
  • OVM056 Medical Retina.

You will have the option of taking one elective, which may be in opthalmics or from the broader module diet offered by the School of Health Sciences.

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