Aimed primarily at optometrists seeking formal postgraduate training in community-based clinical care, this programme is also highly relevant for medical and surgical trainees entering specialty training in ophthalmology.
This degree is aligned with the curricula of both the FRCSEd and FRCOphth examinations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, making it very attractive to domestic and international students.
This programme is aimed at supporting optometrists seeking formal postgraduate training in community-based clinical care and also medical and surgical trainees entering specialty training ophthalmology.
This programme gives trainees first-rate preparation for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) and Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) examinations or equivalent, with additional emphasis on acquired knowledge and its application.
The third-year MSc research project also serves as an opportunity to develop an academic career.
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In 2014/15, 93% of our students who sat the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) achieved a pass. A total of 56 of the 60 candidates.
The degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) is the equivalent of the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and has the same standing worldwide.
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A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent), or a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, in optometry, orthoptics, dispensing optics, ophthalmic nursing or biomedical sciences.
We will also consider your application if you have 3-5 years' relevant work experience or professional qualifications, such as RGN, with appropriate clinical experience.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
English language requirements
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
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Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh offers a number of masters scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University for the 2015/16 academic session.
Students who are national of countries outwith the EU who are accepted for admission on a full-time bases for a postgraduate masters programme of study at the University of Edinburgh can apply.
The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.
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