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9 Master Degrees in Optometric Medicine 2020

Earning a master’s degree can provide knowledge and expertise for students who are interested in going further in their careers. A master’s program provides more emphasis on a field of study and is earned after an undergraduate degree.  People with this level of education are able to earn higher salaries and take on more responsibility. What is a Master in Optometry? This health s… Read more

Earning a master’s degree can provide knowledge and expertise for students who are interested in going further in their careers. A master’s program provides more emphasis on a field of study and is earned after an undergraduate degree.  People with this level of education are able to earn higher salaries and take on more responsibility.

What is a Master in Optometry? This health science degree concentrates on biology, anatomy, chemistry, optics and visual sciences. Classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience comprises the coursework required to obtain a degree. It is necessary for a student to have at least three years of undergraduate study in a science field. Typically, a program in this concentration can take up to four years to earn a degree, and some students choose to continue their education to achieve a doctorate.

Valuable skills are learned when working for an optometry master’s degree.  Communication skills are needed to interact with patients and other health care providers. Master’s graduates tend to negotiate higher pay and employment opportunities.

Master’s programs can be found internationally and are typically in a university setting. Some courses may be available through an online institution. The cost of a master’s degree depends on where it is earned, so it is best to contact the admissions office directly to understand the fees and other expenses.

With a master’s degree in optometry, students are qualified to become optometrists, which is a different field of health science than ophthalmology.  Optometrists work in private practice or in groups with other vision specialists. People with this degree can also become instructional teachers in an optometry program. As the population ages, more and more health care professionals are needed, and optometrist positions are expected to increase in demand over the coming years.

If you would like to further their education in the field of optometry, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Universidad de Murcia
Murcia, Spain

This University Master's Degree is a project in the areas of Ophthalmology and Optometry of the Universidad de Murcia whose purpose is the specialized training of opticians-op ... +

This University Master's Degree is a project in the areas of Ophthalmology and Optometry of the Universidad de Murcia whose purpose is the specialized training of opticians-optometrists in the healthcare tasks of these professionals in the Hospital Ophthalmology Services. At the end of this professionalization Master, the student will be able to collaborate with the ophthalmologist in any level of visual health care. The Master is practically carried out entirely in the Ophthalmology Service of the Reina Sofía University General Hospital, and the teaching system is based mainly on student rotations for the different specialized consultations of the Service, making training eminently practical. . -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Optometry and Vision has recently been modified so that it has a dual clinical and investigative orientation. The student will receive specialized train ... +

The Master's Degree in Optometry and Vision has recently been modified so that it has a dual clinical and investigative orientation. The student will receive specialized training in the field of optometric clinical care and will acquire skills and knowledge that will allow them to carry out research tasks in the field of Clinical Optometry and Vision Sciences. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 
Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK)
Oulu, Finland

This education provides biomedical and specialized ocular sciences at the advanced level to formulate a differential diagnosis and to make evidence-based management plans inde ... +

This education provides biomedical and specialized ocular sciences at the advanced level to formulate a differential diagnosis and to make evidence-based management plans independently for prescribing treatments to manage ocular diseases. In addition, you will learn to recognize ocular signs of systemic diseases that can be used as information for treating patients' general health, or that may lead to the previous detection of unidentified systemic health disorders. A multidisciplinary approach to manage patients who require treatment for their chronic and/or acute conditions and the need for appropriate referrals will also be taught. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

The professional Master's programme Optometry (Clinical) offers multidisciplinary studies based on visual science and contemporary primary vision care.

The professional Master's programme Optometry (Clinical) offers multidisciplinary studies based on visual science and contemporary primary vision care. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 30 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Our MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research gives eye care professionals like you the academic knowledge and practical skills they need to effectively diagnose and ... +

Our MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research gives eye care professionals like you the academic knowledge and practical skills they need to effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of ocular conditions. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The ChM is designed to support advanced ophthalmology trainees in the UK and internationally through a curriculum which recognizes their subspecialist ophthalmic interests in ... +

The ChM is designed to support advanced ophthalmology trainees in the UK and internationally through a curriculum which recognizes their subspecialist ophthalmic interests in preparation for exit examination and hospital-based practice. -
Master
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
14 Sep 2020
28 Aug 2020
Online
 
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom

The MSc Public Health for Eye Care program aims to provide eye health professionals with the knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their p ... +

The MSc Public Health for Eye Care program aims to provide eye health professionals with the knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their populations. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

Course objective: To train professionals specialized in Visual Rehabilitation, with extensive knowledge in the sciences related to the human visual function, to enable them to ... +

Course objective: To train professionals specialized in Visual Rehabilitation, with extensive knowledge in the sciences related to the human visual function, to enable them to detect, diagnose, manage, rehabilitate binocular vision anomalies and deficiencies in visual perception applying techniques and procedures for better vision performance. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
Spanish
Jul 2020
Online
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This three years part-time Masters programme taught entirely online, is jointly offered by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Aimed pr ... +

This three years part-time Masters programme taught entirely online, is jointly offered by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 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. -
MSc
Part-time
English
14 Sep 2020
28 Aug 2020
Online
 

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