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Master's degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences

Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)

The Master's degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences (master's degree website) allows you to specialise professionally in areas of optics and optometry such as the cornea and contact lenses, paediatric optometry, geriatric optometry, visual therapies, low vision and optometric aspects of refractive surgery. External work placement at public and private health centres offers added value to those who wish to practise as opticians and optometrists and qualifies them to carry out research in vision sciences and applied clinical research. It enables students to improve their applied clinical skills and prepares them for research in the field of vision sciences.

Duration and start date
One academic year, 60 ECTS credits. Starting September-February
Timetable and delivery
Mornings and afternoons (2-3 days per week). Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs (does not include non-teaching academic fees and issuing of the degree certificate):
€1,660 (€6,331 for non-EU residents).
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This master’s degree is organised by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. It is taught at the Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry in collaboration with public and private health centres where students carry out work placement.

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements
For non-native speakers of Spanish, must provide proof of having attained Level B2
Admission criteria

The admission criteria are as follows:

  • The weighting of the candidate's academic record (60%)
  • The candidate's professional experience and the suitability of the candidate's prior learning (30%)
  • Languages skills (10%)

If you wish to know whether you meet the conditions for admission, submit scanned copies of the following documents on the pre-enrolment website:

  1. A brief academic and professional CV.
  2. Your academic qualification. If you do not yet have this document in your possession you may scan and submit the provisional degree certificate. In any event, you will have to present the original degree certificate or provisional degree certificate when you enrol.
  3. The official transcript(*) issued by your university, which must feature the average weighted mark of the student record on a scale from 1 to 10. If you have not yet completed your degree when you pre-enrol, the transcript must state the subjects you have taken and passed up to that moment. If no supporting documents are provided, a standard mark of 5 will be assigned to the average weighted mark.

(*) If you took your degree at the Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry, all you need to do is state this fact and you will not be required to submit your transcript.

Pre-enrolment period open.
Expected deadline:  03/07/2024.
How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.
Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data.
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