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.
Our Employability Service is here to help give you the best chance of landing the job you want. We’ll help you improve your skills and bulk up your CV to improve your career prospects. As a distance learning student, you’ll still benefit from help and advice on CV writing, interview techniques, job hunting, and general careers advice.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language either through an approved course (eg, being taught or examined through the medium of English) or IELTS score of 6.5 (overall) or TOEFL 600 (standard score) or 250 (computer score).
Please note: this course is a non-registerable degree.
Full-time, part-time postgraduate ()
January 2017, September 2016
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