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Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Occupational Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

On this course, you will gain the skills to become a professional occupational therapist, able to deliver and evaluate occupational therapy in a range of settings. This programme is underpinned by an understanding of humans as occupational beings, the relationship between occupation and health, models of occupation, occupational science and occupational justice.

You will learn how to carry out occupational therapy assessments and interventions with people from across the lifespan and with a range of physical, mental and social difficulties, such as dementia, stroke, homelessness or unemployment. You’re learning experience will include problem-based tutorials, journal clubs, creative and practical sessions, self-directed learning and research. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of professional practice under the supervision and direction of experienced occupational therapists. This course is also accredited by Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to apply to become a registered occupational therapist. The majority of occupational therapists work within the NHS in acute and community settings and in social services. There are also growing opportunities to work in private healthcare, industry, the voluntary sector and local government. We have a high student employment rate, with graduates gaining occupational therapy roles in a variety of areas.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £14500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree completed in the last five years in the cognate subjects of Science, Social Sciences, Healthcare (including degrees in related health and social care professions), Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Politics, Environment or Arts. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.