Postgraduate Training

Postgraduate Qualifications via WOPEC (at Cardiff University)

The MSc in Clinical Optometry is a part-time, distance-learning (e-learning) course with practical tutorials/workshops to accompany many modules.

For information about the modules we offer, please visit the postgraduate taught website.

There are four ways to learn with us:

  • A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) – 60 credits
  • A Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) - 120 credits
  • A Master of Science (MSc) – 180 credits: to include a research project
  • Individual modules - 10, 20 or 30 credits each

The emphasis is on flexible learning for the individual and typical progress would be to complete twenty credits per academic term, so it would normally take 4 years to complete the MSc, including the research project.

The course will allow eye care professionals to enhance both their knowledge and clinical skills via a unique combination of distance learning and practical tuition. Students will have access to:

  • Flexible, supported learning environment for the eye care professional
  • Modules relevant to today's clinical practice and professional development
  • Excellent tuition from a dedicated team of tutors who are leaders in their field
  • Material that has undergone academic peer-review to insure the latest evidence-based content
  • Dedicated IT support for learners
  • CPD points and accreditation of prior learning where appropriate

The application link and admissions criteria can be found here: 


Please note: The link will take you to the part time blended learning MSc - you will need to enrol on this to take any on the 4 routes of learning (ie. PgCert, PgDip, MSc or individual modules) - please let us know your study plan in the personal statement. You'll also need to enter your GOC number in the area for 'Membership of Professional Bodies'. Once enrolled, you'll be able to select the module(s) that applies to you.