Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Vision & Hearing Sciences

From audiology to optometry, develop your skills to meet the needs of today’s employers, and start on the path to professional registration. Get hands-on experience in our University Eye Clinic and benefit from our world-leading research.

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Find out about our world-class research in Applied Ecology, Behavioural Ecology, Biomedical, and Forensic and Investigative Sciences, as well as postgraduate research opportunities.

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Students gain essential clinical experience in our University Eye Clinic.

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