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Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 4 years | APR-23

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Distance without attendance


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Occupational Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Become equipped with the knowledge and confidence to work as an advanced sensory integration practitioner
  • Consider how the learning from your study can contribute to the growing evidence base around sensory integration
  • Plan and implement a Sensory Integration focussed research study.

This course is available to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists. You’ll learn the knowledge and skills to develop first as a practitioner, and then an advanced practitioner in Sensory Integration.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You will be part of an online community which is multi-disciplinary in nature and promotes peer and tutor support.

You learn through

  • Online presentations and lectures
  • Webinars
  • Independent study tasks
  • Online discussion boards
  • Online activities

In the research methods module, you will have access to a multi-disciplinary teaching team and an e-tutor. You will have your own research supervisor who will support you through your research dissertation as well as access to a range of electronic resources to support you in your research.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Healthcare
  • Social care
  • Education
  • Third sector organisations
  • Private practice.


Sensory Integration 3: Clinical Reasoning And Practice In Sensory Integration: Intervention (40 Credits) - Core
Sensory Integration 1: Foundations And Neuroscience (30 Credits) - Core
Sensory Integration 2: Clinical Reasoning In Sensory Integration: Assessment (20 Credits) - Core
Sensory Integration 4: Advanced Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Sensory Integration 3: Clinical Reasoning And Practice In Sensory Integration: Intervention (40 Credits) - Core
Sensory Integration 4: Advanced Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation 45 Credits (45 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech and Language Therapy which is recognised in the UK. Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing your capability for postgraduate study.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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