Master of Optometry at University of Canberra, Australia

The Master of Optometry is a two-year curriculum. Students will receive advanced information, clinical skills, and professional attributes related to the optometry profession.

Description

The Master of Optometry is a two-year curriculum. Students will receive advanced information, clinical skills, and professional attributes related to the optometry profession.


The course will be prepared by a group of academics, practitioners, and representatives from multinational and independent optometry firms and will contain the most current research and technology.

What you will study

Optometry is the scientific study of the human visual system. As part of an optometry degree, you'll study how to analyze people's eyes throughout an eye exam, diagnose any disease and disability, and prescribe and fit glasses or contact lenses.


Practical experience takes up the rest of your time, while theoretical learning takes up about a third. Some schools feature specialist eye clinics on campus with simulated and even genuine patients for students to practice on, while others provide real-world internships in local hospitals under the supervision of qualified ophthalmologists.


In order to practice, you must register with the General Optical Council (GOC) after completing your training. To be able to register, you must work for a year with a licensed optometrist.

Courses include:

  1. Research Planning

  2. Advanced Primary Care Optometry 

  3. Optometry for Special Populations

  4. Assessment of Optometric Competence

  5. Community Optometry 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competence in the ocular treatments  required for independent practice and self-prescribing.

  1. To be able to demonstrate the professional requisite skills for clinical learning and autonomous medication in ocular therapeutics, 

  1. Know how to evaluate, synthesize, and use research and scientific evidence to guide optometric practice.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the interdisciplinary aspect of the health profession, as well as its diverse cultural and social environment.

Career Opportunities

There are many other career opportunities that you can take after your master’s in Optometry, such as-  


  1. Sales Executive

  2. Administration/Facilities Executive 

  3. Professional Affairs Manager

  4. Clinical Optometrist 

  5. Medical Representative 

  6. Medical Lab Technician

  7. Private Practitioner

  8. Professor

  9. Trainee Optometrist

  10. Vision Consultant

  11. Optometry Researcher etc.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Master of Optometry, students must have completed the Bachelor of Vision Science (372JA) at the University of Canberra (374JA).


In order to be considered for the masters, applicants having a Bachelor of Vision Science from another university should apply to UC's Bachelor of Vision Science (372JA) program. 


These students may petition for credit toward a UC Bachelor of Vision Science in order to reduce the length of this course (per UC credit policy and procedure).

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 7.0

  • TOEFL - 94

  • PTE - 65

Tuition Fee

  • Indicative annual CSP student contribution amount -  $8,021. 

  • Indicative annual tuition fee -  $31,500I

$39,500 per year
  • Level
    Masters Coursework
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    February
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL (IBT), PTE
  • Scholarship
    20% Off Total Tuition Fee