The UNSW Master of Optometry is a 1.7-year postgraduate program designed to extend your clinical skills and update and advance your knowledge in a range of clinical and theoretical areas of optometry and vision science. 

This program provides a broad range of courses to advance your knowledge in fields including: 

  • business skills  
  • public and community eye health 
  • evidence-based practice and research 
  • advanced ocular disease  
  • myopia management 
  • ocular therapeutics.

An Ideal Postgraduate Degree for Practising Optometrists 

This masters degree will appeal to new and established practitioners who hold an undergraduate degree in optometry. On completion, graduates will have advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the profession. Admission is limited to students with a minimum of a three-year undergraduate degree in optometry with a credit average. 

The program consists of courses offered in a blended format of online webinars, face-to face lectures, clinical workshops and clinical placements, allowing students to complete the course full-time or part-time. 

Your Career 

The masters program provides a broad range of courses in clinical and theoretical aspects of optometry.

You’ll have opportunities to advance your professional expertise in specialised areas including:

  • contact lens practice
  • ocular disease and therapeutics
  • occupational optometry
  • paediatric vision
  • myopia management.

You'll also gain valuable business skills required to be a successful, practicing optometrist. 

The program provides a solid foundation for career progression in clinical practice and is also a well-recognised channel into research opportunities at UNSW. 

Note: The Master of Optometry program does not allow registration to practice as an Optometrist in Australia. 

What Our Students Say 

“The Master of Optometry offered a variety of courses to enhance my knowledge and professional skills. The combination of face-to-face and online learning allowed me to undertake this program part-time whilst continuing to work full-time. The courses provided both clinical and theoretical teaching and have greatly enriched my critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.” 

- Kam Chun Ho, BSc (Hons) Optom, MOptom, PhD 

Find Out More

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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