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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

Occupational therapists support people to lead fulfilling lives. On this course you will learn how to work with people of all ages with physical, mental health and social difficulties. You will graduate ready to respond to the complex changes in health, social care and education, and able to seek opportunities for the future development of the profession.

Course overview

This 2 year accelerated course will prepare you for a career as an occupational therapist. Our use of problem-based learning will support you to become an autonomous learner, global in your outlook, socially responsible and self aware. Upon completion you can seek professional registration. Both the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) accredit this course.

As part of the course, you will:

Undertake at least 1000 hours of varied clinical practice. These could include health, social care, education or third sector placements. A registered occupational therapist will supervise all clinical practice.
Consider the complex relationships between occupation, health and wellbeing. You will learn to critique the application of occupational therapy practice models and occupational science.
Develop the ability to carry out occupational therapy assessments and interventions. In doing so, you will enable people with a range of difficulties to fully engage in their everyday life.

Career outcomes

Where could Occupational Therapy take you?

Successful graduates holding our Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) MSc qualification are entitled to apply for registration to practice and become practicing Occupational Therapists. This clinical skills developed on this course will give you an advantage in the health and social care industry. As a working professional, you may wish to further your development and become an advanced practitioner, specialising in a specific field of therapy.


This is your first 5 week placement working with a qualified occupational therapist in a practice setting. They will supervise and guide you in actively providing an occupational therapeutic service to clients, developing your professional team working skills.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 honours degree in a related subject. Interview: You will need to attend an interview for this course; If your degree is in an unrelated subject, but you can provide evidence of relevant professional experience, your application may still be considered. Subjects may include Human Biology, Behavioural Science, Sports Science or other health-related degree. You must have completed the foundation sciences including human anatomy and physiology or psychology. If you have previously been enrolled in an Occupational Therapy Pre-registration degree or any other health professional education course you must submit a self declaration confirming that there are no previous fitness to practice concerns. This is a requirement of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.