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Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) MSc

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Occupational Therapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) provides a Master's level route for graduates to become competent occupational therapists equipped for life-long, safe and effective practice within the global marketplace. This course is for those who are not already qualified as occupational therapists. It is a professional full-time programme, which will prepare you to become a competent occupational therapist in a variety of health and social care settings. It also allows students to be eligible to: Apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); Sit for the US national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT); Apply for membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists/Royal College of Occupational Therapists. This programme differs from other Master's programmes in that it is a professional programme at postgraduate level and is full-time. It is not for those who are already qualified occupational therapists. Nevertheless, this course aims to prepare you to become a competent occupational therapist equipped for lifelong, safe and effective practice in a variety of health and social care settings. We provide a high quality educational programme, which ensures that you are properly qualified, prepared and safe to practise. The programme is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy. As a career, occupational therapy offers many opportunities to work in the health service, social services, education or the private and voluntary sector. The role is an occupational therapist. Occupational therapists work to enable people to get back home following a stay in hospital, they may support people at home to live independently in their communities, they may be working to help people get back to paid or voluntary work. Occupational therapists work across the lifespan and many specialise as they develop their expertise.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

Knowledge and Skills for Occupational Therapy 1 (15 Credits) - Core
Knowledge and Skills for Occupational Therapy 2 - Core
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Theory and Philosophy (5 Credits) - Core
Occupational Therapy Practice in Context (10 Credits) - Core
Lifestyle Redesign Through Occupation (10 Credits) - Core
The Process of Occupational Therapy Practice (10 Credits) - Core
Preparing for the Work Place 1 (5 Credits) - Core
Preparation for Dissertation (5 Credits) - Core
Informing Sciences (10 Credits) - Core
People and Communities (10 Credits) - Core
Strategies and Visions for Professional Development (15 Credits) - Core
Preparing for the Work Place 2 (5 Credits) - Core
The Art and Science of Occupational Therapy (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,720

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a completed a UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification (any discipline) with strong Applicants demonstrating a science profile (health and social care experience relevant to OT) and evidence of informed insight into the profession of occupational therapy. Applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree in a subject relevant to occupational therapy (for example biology, psychology, human sciences and sociology) and who have extensive experience of working in a health or social care setting relevant to OT will be considered and assessed on an individual basis.