Vision Sciences

Vision Sciences is the only vision science teaching unit in Scotland. As such, we play a key role within the research and learning portfolio of the School of Health and Life Sciences.

We are unique in offering undergraduate degree programmes in BSc (Hons) OptometryBSc Ophthalmic Dispensing and BSc (Hons) Orthoptics. All courses enable students to gain hands-on clinical experience in our Vision Centre. We have courses which have been accredited by the General Optical Council and the Health & Care Professions Council.

Students within Vision Sciences benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities of the GCU Vision Centre. The Vision Centre provides clinical training facilities for our students who work with patients under supervision of our experienced and qualified clinical staff.

BSc (Hons) Optometry

GCU offers a high-quality clinical and didactic programme of education in Optometry in our purpose-built Eye Clinic.

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BSc (Hons) Orthoptics

Orthoptists specialise in the diagnosis of a wide range of eye conditions affecting children and adults.

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BSc Ophthalmic Dispensing

GCU is the only university in Scotland to offer an Ophthalmic Dispensing programme in a recognised Centre of Excellence.

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International scholarships

Join us this year and receive a guaranteed £1,000 off of the cost of your undergraduate or postgraduate tuition fees. We welcome international self-funded students from across the globe and offer one of the best international support services in the UK.

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