Why Optometry

Eyesight is one of our key senses and looking after people’s eyes is what optometrists do. If you want to pursue a fulfilling and exciting career in a rewarding health care profession, then optometry could be for you. Our Optometry MOptom degree is subject to approval by the General Optical Council and is fully aligned with the new standards for optometry. 

What you can do with a degree in Optometry

Optometry graduates may work in corporate optometry, in private independent practice (where you can start your own business), in hospital optometry working with other ophthalmic colleagues or in research and teaching.

Our courses

Accredited courses

Professional body accreditation

This Optometry MOptom is subject to approval by the General Optical Council and is fully aligned with the new standards for optometry, meaning you’re taking your first steps to becoming a qualified optometrist. 

What our students say about us

We’ve been ranked 2nd in England and best in Yorkshire for the subject area of ophthalmics, achieving an overall satisfaction score of 91.3% in the National Student Survey 2022.*

*(Subjects rankings refer to Common Aggregation Hierarchy level 3 and are further filtered to include English HEI's with income over £100m+ in the 20/21 academic year).

Our facilities

 Learn using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment

We have invested £18.2m in new science facilities and laboratories for Applied Sciences students including our purpose built, state-of-the-art University Eye Clinic here on campus. 

Placements in hospital eye departments

Gain real-world experience through attending a hospital placement during your final year. The placement provides real-world experience in an NHS eye department and gives you the opportunity to work with other professional colleagues.

Optometry eye examination in clinic

How to apply

Here is what you need to know about applying to the University of Huddersfield.

Open Days and Campus Tours

Attend one of our Open Days or Campus Tours to get a feel of The University and see if it is right for you.

Chat online to our students

Find out what life is really like at Huddersfield by chatting to one of our existing students.