The Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry at UNSW combines the theoretical discipline of vision science with the clinical art of primary eye care. The degree consists of a three-year Bachelor of Vision Science and a two-year Master of Clinical Optometry.  

Upon completion of the Master of Clinical Optometry degree, you can apply to register with the Optometry Board leading to the practice of Optometry in Australia, New Zealand and most parts of Asia. 

How to Structure Your Degree

The Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry degree (3182) consists of a three-year Bachelor of Vision Science and a two-year Master of Clinical Optometry when taken full-time.

Choosing Your Courses

  • There are lots of compulsory courses in the Vision Science/Clinical Optometry degree program, so you should follow the degree structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook closely.
  • Browse for General Education by Area of Interest or Subject Area – anything that’s not Science. 

TIP: When using the Handbook, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW.  Follow these rules throughout your degree.