City, University of London

=88 th
Young University Rankings 2016
351–400 th
World University Rankings 2018
Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom


Optometry involves the study of visual defects and the ways in which these can be corrected or relieved. Optometrists are responsible for examining eyes, recognising any sign of ocular or general disease affecting the eyes and where appropriate prescribing spectacles or contact lenses. City is the only university in London to offer the BSc (Hons) Optometry and was one of the first institutions in the world to train optometrists, operating since 1927. As a student on the BSc Optometry course, you will be studying within a Division which has an internationally excellent reputation within the optometric profession. You will study a curriculum informed by our world leading research which is at the cutting edge of advances in the sector and be taught by academics who are leaders in their field. City's optometry course has also been ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (2017 NSS survey). You will benefit from a combination of teaching styles including clinics and laboratories in our specialist on-campus facilities and clinical placements at Moorfields Eye Hospital, the UK’s leading eye hospital. During your final year, you will further develop your clinical practice by working in our very own eye clinic, City Sight, where you will examine members of the public from babies to the elderly, presenting with a wide range of ocular conditions and needs.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,London