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Optometry - MOptom 2020
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: 128 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include a minimum of 2 A levels in a Science subject. *Please note: General Studies is not normally accepted.
Course specific requirements: All applicants will need to attend an interview. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks before starting the course.
Admissions test required? No
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? Yes
Criminal check (DBS) further details: Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course.
Health checks required? Yes
Health checks further details: Applicants must pass Occupational Health check before starting the course.
Interview required? Yes
Interview further details: All applicants will need to attend an interview.
Portfolio required? No
Other required? No
   
Access to HE Diploma  
Further details: 128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science). All science based subjects to be at Merit or above.
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
    Not accepted
  A level
    Further details: 128 Tariff points from 3 A levels, to include a minimum of two Science subjects.
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DDM
    Further details: Must be in a Science subject.
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DDM
    Further details: Must be in a Science subject.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including 2 A levels, both of which must be in Science subjects.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 128
Acceptability: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Additional Information:
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
    Not accepted
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Further details: 128 Tariff points to include a minimum of two Advanced Highers in Science subjects. *Please note: General Studies is not normally accepted.
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: A2 B1 B2 B3 B3 at Higher Level, including two Science subjects.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H2 H2 H3 H3 H3
    Further details: To include two Higher Level Science Subjects.
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 30
    Further details: 30 points from the IB Diploma, with 665 at Higher Level, to include two Higher Level Science subjects.
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
    Further details: Cambridge Pre-U score of 60, to include two Principal Subjects in Science subjects.
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 67 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 51 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 185 with no component score less than 176.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
100 with a minimum of 24 in Reading, 23 in Listening, 25 in Speaking and 24 in Writing
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 68 with a minimum of 61 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 5* with a minimum of 4 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A