Making an application

Both the University of Liverpool and University of Sheffield offer 38 United Kingdom / European Union places each year (dependent on NHS funding). Approximately 600 applicants compete for those places. Glasgow Caledonian University has a course in Orthoptics which started in September 2012 and aims to recruit between 12-16 students.

Before applying

We strongly advise prospective students to visit a local orthoptic department before applying. Work experience itself is not required, but with stiff competition it is essential to show commitment and understanding of the profession.

Pre-entry work experience is therefore desirable. Applicants contacting us are encouraged to visit an orthoptic department close to where they live for at least half a day, and it is considered a favourable asset when the admissions team read applicants' personal statements.

All enquiries are made through the UCAS system http://www.ucas.com/

Enquire about courses at Liverpool

Admissions Tutor
Directorate of Orthoptics and Vision Science
Thompson Yates Building
The University of Liverpool
Brownlow Hill
Liverpool L69 3GB

Tel: +44 (0) 151 794 5733/ 794 5731
Email: annaoc@liv.ac.uk
University of Liverpool Department of Orthoptics

Enquire about courses at Sheffield

Admissions Tutor,
University of Sheffield,
Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health,
E floor,
Beech Hill Road,
Sheffield, S10 2RX

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5540
Email: k.m.bailey@sheffield.ac.uk
University of Sheffield Department of Orthoptics

Enquire about courses at Glasgow Caledonian

There are many ways that you can find out about studying at Glasgow Caledonian University. The Enquiries Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9:30am until 4:30pm, and is closed on Saturday and Sundays.

You can submit an enquiry about a wide range of different aspects of life at GCU by visiting our Enquiries Web Form If you are in Glasgow and would like to drop in to our Enquiries Office to meet one of the team, you can find us on the 2nd Floor of the William Harley Building. You will see signposts around campus but if you are unsure where to find us, please see our campus map which should point you in the right direction.

You can reach us by telephone at +44 (0) 141 331 8630.

You can reach us by email at mailto:studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk

Contact information can be directed to undergraduate admissions above or for more specific information to Dr Gael Gordon, Admissions Tutor ( Vision Sciences) , Email: g.gordon@gcu.ac.uk or tel: 01413318296


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