UCLan MSci and MSc optometry programmes fully approved

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) MSci Optometry (until all cohorts have completed the programme) and MSc Optometry programmes have been fully approved by GOC Council, following a recent quality assurance visit in January 2022.  

UCLan’s optometry programmes have been quality assured prior to the first cohort of students joining the programme as set out in our Temporary Accreditation and Quality Assurance Handbook: Routes to GOC Registration for Optometrists (2020). 

UCLan students can directly apply for registration with the GOC upon completion of these optometry programmes.  

Under the Opticians Act, the GOC has the power to approve qualifications and education institutions offering optical training.  

The latest visit report is available on the University of Central Lancashire page on our website. See UCLan’s official press release for more information.