Degrees

Doctor of Clinical Research in Optometry

Program Code:  1747

Units of Credit

48 for the course work component. Previous postgraduate coursework programs can be accredited towards this degree.

Length of Study

3 to 4 years of advanced study full-time (or part time equivalent), leading to the submission of a thesis. This degree is structured as one-third coursework (equivalent to 1 year) and two thirds research (2-3 years).

Entry Requirement

A minimum 1-year post-qualifying professional experience in clinical practice in addition to a first or upper-second class Honours degree in optometry from UNSW, or an equivalent qualification from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the Faculty of Science Research Training Committee.

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Code: 1860 (Optometry) 1487 (Vision Science)

Length of Study

3 to 4 years of advanced study full time (or part time equivalent), leading to the submission of a thesis. Minimum duration is 3 years.

Entry Requirement

A first or upper second class Honours degree in the relevant discipline from UNSW, or an equivalent qualification from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the Faculty of Science Research Training Committee. In exceptional cases, an applicant who the RTC considers holds equivalent academic and professional qualifications may be permitted to enrol.

Master of Science (Research)

Program Code: 2900 (Optometry) 1487 (Vision Science)

Length of Study

1.5 to 2 years of advanced study leading to the submission of a thesis. Minimum duration for completion is 1.5 years.

Entry Requirement

An appropriate four year degree with Honours from UNSW or an equivalent qualification from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the Faculty of Science RTC.