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Vision and hearing sciences

You’re inspired by the science around how we see and hear. Embark on the journey to professional registration as an optometrist, dispensing optician or audiologist; further your existing skills by studying the contact lens speciality; or undertake a research programme with support from our expert supervisors.

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Audiology Top-up

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
1 year
,
2 years part-time
Accredited by:

RCCP

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Dispensing Optician Registerable Award

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
3 years part-time
Accredited by:

General Optical Council (GOC)

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Hearing Aid Audiology

Undergraduate - FdSc

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
2 years part-time
Accredited by:

HSPC

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Hearing Aid Audiology

Undergraduate - FdSc

Higher Apprenticeship

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
2 years 1 month
Accredited by:

HSPC

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Hearing Sciences (Top-Up)

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
1 year full-time
Accredited by:

British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists

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Optometry

Undergraduate - MOptom

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
4 years full-time
Accredited by:

General Optical Council

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Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Work with an internationally renowned academic team that has extensive research activities and collaborations, is widely published and attracts significant grant funding.

Optometry and Vision Sciences

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Study your research degree with a well-funded, internationally published academic team that’s making exciting discoveries.
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