Vision and Eye Research Unit, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11200
    Tuition (Year)
    4500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 ,
All vision and eye research at Anglia Ruskin comes under Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU), part of our Postgraduate Medical Institute. We collaborate with departments, including Vision and Hearing Sciences, Life Sciences, Psychology and Computing and Technology an our current research projects include: Epidemiology, Glaucoma, Keratoconus, Contact lenses, Low vision, Ocular surface disease, Myopia research.

About

All vision and eye research at Anglia Ruskin comes under Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU), part of our Postgraduate Medical Institute.

We collaborate with departments, including Vision and Hearing Sciences, Life Sciences, Psychology and Computing and Technology an our current research projects include:

Epidemiology

  • population-based surveys of eye disease in Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • coordination of the vision group of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD Study)
  • the impact of age, disease duration and socio-economic/life style factors on diabetic retinopathy in South Asians

Glaucoma

  • imaging techniques in glaucoma
  • early detection of glaucoma using new sampling methods
  • multicentre trials on glaucoma progression and management
  • new models of community care of glaucoma patients

Keratoconus

  • corneal structural changes in keratoconus

Contact lenses

  • contact lens properties in controlled environments
  • therapeutic efficacy of new contact lenses
  • on-eye/off eye performance contact lenses

Low vision

  • effects of low vision on patients quality of life and rehabilitation

Ocular surface disease

  • avoidance of cross-infection in clinical practice
  • image analysis of corneal endothelium

Myopia research

  • factors decrease the progression of myopia

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 48 months

      Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.

    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

All researchers in VERU have completed supervisory training and are established researchers in their own research fields. If required, you will be placed in the appropriate collaborative department. All students will have adequate departmental support and access to full support services, including mandatory training events held by Anglia Ruskin.

Facilities

VERU has state-of-the-art research facilities, including OCT (posterior/anterior), environmental chamber, aberration measuring equipment, specular microscope, motion analysis system and two high resolution eye trackers. We will ensure that all research projects have the necessary equipment before the study starts.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to the degree of MPhil or MPhil with possibility of transfer to PhD will normally be required to hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a university, or any other institution of higher education in the UK with degree-awarding powers or a qualification which is regarded by Anglia Ruskin as equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11200 International
  • GBP 4500 EU/EEA

Home/EU £2,650; Overseas £11,200 (per year, part time)

Funding

Apart from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Useful links include the Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS).

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