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Bachelor's degree in Optics and Optometry

In the bachelor's degree in Optics and Optometry, you will study both medical and technology-related subjects, developing the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose, prevent and treat vision problems. In optics, you will receive the theoretical training needed to understand how images are formed by lenses, the fundamentals of optical instruments, and the causes of visual impairments, while your studies of optometry will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to treat non-medical vision problems. 
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General details

4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
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Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,253 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


Registration and enrolment
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Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of visual health problems.
  • Adaptation of glasses and contact lenses.
  • Vision rehabilitation and consulting in vision care and ergonomics.
  • Measurement and diagnostic testing for surgery.
  • Medical-technical establishments related to optics.
  • Hospitals, health centres and primary care centres.
  • Ophthalmology centres and surgeries.
  • Optical industry: technical, commercial and management positions.

Organisation: academic calendar and regulations

Academic calendar
General academic calendar for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees courses
Academic regulations
Academic regulations for bachelor’s degree courses at the UPC
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Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)


Seventh semester

  • Basics of Hearing Aids 3
  • Children Visual Screenings 3
  • Contact Lens Clinics II Obre PDF 3
  • Digital Image Processing 3
  • Interactions Between Microorganisms and Contact Lenses 3
  • Intraocular Lenses: Optics & Optometry Assessment 3
  • Introduction to Biophotonics 3
  • Low Vision Management 3
  • Marketing in the Optical and Optometric Environment 3
  • Optical Shop Managing Obre PDF 3
  • Optometry Clinics II Obre PDF 9
  • Photography 3
  • Professional Communication in Healthcare: Effective Patient-Clinician Interaction 3
  • Refractive Surgery 3
  • Sportsvision: Eye-Tracking Application 3
  • Surface Treatments in Contact and Ophthalmic Lenses 3
  • Visual Accessibility 3
  • Visual Ergonomics 3
  • Visual Therapies Obre PDF 3

Eighth semester

  • Bachelor's Thesis 6
  • Practicum 18
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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