Ophthalmology MSc

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About the course

About the course 

The flagship Ophthalmology MSc from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital is ideal for intercalating MBBS students, junior doctors, medics, GPs, and optometrists looking to pursue or enhance their career within ophthalmology, as well as those interested in following a career in research. The programme connects you to the most current clinical and research ophthalmic expertise.

Why study the Ophthalmology MSc at UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital?

The Ophthalmology MSc provides an in-depth engagement with the study of Ophthalmology in a contemporary clinical and research focused context. Modules cover core ophthalmic subspecialties such as glaucoma, cornea and external disease, neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus, and medical retina.

The relationship between the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the world-leading Moorfields Eye Hospital offers an unparalleled access and engagement with staff from both institutions. You will be taught by expert Consultant Ophthalmologists based at Moorfields Eye Hospital, ranked as the world's best eye hospital (SCImago Institutions Rankings 2023), and world-leading researchers from UCL, ranked 8th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023).

The programme is available to study in-person or online via distance learning. The majority of in-person teaching will take place at Moorfields Eye Hospital. All students on the programme, whether studying in-person or via distance learning, are encouraged to attend in-person enhancement activities, over a two week period in the summer term (typically in June). Activities include sessions on developing clinical skills, surgical skills, wet labs, observerships at Moorfields and other networking opportunities.

Start your application

To apply to start your studies in September 2023, please visit our website to find out more. 

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology also offers five scholarships worth £5,000 for international students via the International Excellence Scholarship. Learn more about this here.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us on:

ioo.admissions@ucl.ac.uk. Please also contact us if you would like to speak directly with one of our Programme Directors and we can arrange for you to meet with them virtually or over the phone at a time that suits you.

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