General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Blended

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will be able to: – Understand and apply the scientific method to analyse, critically think and make judgments, both experimental and/or theoretical, in the field of optometry and visual optics. – Demonstrate mastery in the use of scientific bibliography and databases, as well as in the analysis of scientific and technical documents, in the field of optometry and visual optics. – Understand and prepare reports, presentations and/or scientific publications in the field of optometry and visual optics. – Know and efficiently apply Information and Communication Technologies in the field of optometry and visual optics. – Understand, analyse and evaluate scientific theories, their development and results in the field of optometry and visual optics. – Work in a team and in an interdisciplinary manner, applying principles, theories and models of optometry and visual optics to new working and research environments. – Apply the knowledge acquired in optician’s shops, clinics, hospitals and companies in the sector of optometry, visual optics and research departments.; – Recognise, interpret and apply statistical tests commonly used in the design of studies and research in optometry and visual optics. – Create effective search algorithms in databases in the field of optometry and visual optics, and plan their management and use. – Draft scientific/clinical reports, papers and memoranda in optometry and vision sciences. – Recognise and interpret the processes that lead to impairment of vision and visual information processing. – Formulate hypotheses and work procedures to carry out research on visual quality and visual processing, generating and implementing a complete experimental protocol. – Differentiate and organise existing treatments to address a visual impairment. – Provide a prognosis of evolution and recovery based on vision tests. – Have an integral and in-depth knowledge of the structural, neurochemical, genetic, and functional aspects of vision. – Interpret the basic aspects that interrelate child and adult development with visual learning and evolution. – Know the neurological basis of vision and visual processing and their modelling. – Know the physiological basis of the functioning of the visual system, apply the basic techniques for exploration and interpret the results. – Learn how to use calculus, design and computer tools for the diagnosis and treatment of visual pathologies and disorders. – Apply vision care protocols in a logical and reasoned manner while working in an interdisciplinary way with other specialists. – Perform a differential diagnosis of basic refractive and binocular dysfunctions, colour vision, pathologies and visual quality. – Recognise the fundamentals of optometry and visual optics in order to conduct research and produce models of vision with practical application in the clinic. – Organise the follow-up of patients with eye conditions and implications arising from eye, systemic and neurological diseases. – Create new therapy designs and devices for the treatment and improvement of vision.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Investigación en Optometría y Óptica Visual

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Applied Statistics in Optometry 1st Year Yearly
CNC and Arduino Prototypes in Optics and Optometry 1st Year Yearly
Colour Vision and Clinical Management 1st Year Yearly
Computer Technology Applied to Vision Therapy 1st Year Yearly
Contact Lens Science in Pathological Cornea 1st Year Yearly
Curricular Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester
Digital Modelling of Visual Image 1st Year Yearly
Eye Pathology and Current Pharmacological Treatments 1st Year Yearly
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Neurophysiology of Visual Perception 1st Year Yearly
Refractive Surgery Update 1st Year Yearly
Research Methods 1st Year Yearly
Tissue Engineering Applied to Visual Optics 1st Year Yearly
Vision and Learning Difficulties 1st Year Yearly
Visual Quality and Daily Tasks 1st Year Yearly
Visual Training in Athletes 1st Year Yearly


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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