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Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Occupational Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

The two year course is specifically designed for people who have already completed previous degree level study, and who can apply their critical thinking skills to the theory and practice of occupational therapy. The course includes four placements to develop skills and confidence in providing occupational therapy in a range of settings and contexts.

The advantages of this course include the breadth of our healthcare expertise and the variety of our placement opportunities.

This course adheres to the professional standards of practice, values and behaviours set out by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists - RCOT, which will allow you to be eligible for professional registration on successful completion of your degree.

Our pre-registration occupational therapy provision has been accredited by the Royal Coll


This module will provide you with the opportunity to engage with academic writing, a range of research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative and consider these in the context of Occupational Therapy practice and wider health and social care to contribute to your development as an evidence based healthcare practitioner. Empirical and systematic review methodologies will be introduced and considered in the context of an MSc project option. In this module you will have the opportunity to engage with research ethics, research methodology theory, participate in data collection and analysis and engage in critical debate about public involvement in research.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to Occupational Therapy, and completed within the last five years. Applicants with experience in the field who hold a 2:2 honours degree will be assessed on an individual basis. GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English Language, Maths and Science. Accredited Prior Learning (APL), Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) and Accredited Work Based Learning (AWBL) may also be considered against University Criteria. Applicants will be required to attend an interview. All offers of places on this course are subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure and a satisfactory health check. You must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’. Through cultivating the next generation of visionaries and innovators, Northumbria empowers students to challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its...more

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