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Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Occupational Therapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course (previously known as Health Through Occupation) gives you license to register and practice as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is also approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists

It is ideal for graduates of any subject who wish to gain both a professional and academic qualification and start a career in this challenging and highly rewarding field.

You will explore occupational therapy through our innovative problem-based learning approach, with an emphasis on practical application of skills and knowledge. Through this balance of theory and practice experience you will graduate a capable and confident occupational therapist.

Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in practice.

Successful completion of the professional elements of the programme leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy.

Course structure

This intensive programme runs over 45 weeks per year, for two years. Your time on the course will be balanced between campus-based study and clinical practice.

Sessions are held in small groups, they are interactive, integrated, self-directed, and focus on problem-solving, to examine real-life situations. The use of problem-based learning is considered crucial to students' fast attainment of masters-level standards, and for critical evaluation.

Other learning experiences are arranged according to the need of the problem; these may be lectures, practical sessions, skills classes, debates or seminars. Most importantly, all subjects are integrated around the problems.

Our postgraduate programmes are taught by a wide variety of methods – small active learning groups, seminars, action learning sets, PBL, lectures, self-directed literature searches.

Understanding the relationship between occupation and human health and wellbeing is also explored through student participation in a variety of activities such as cooking, craft, horticulture, performing arts and pottery.

Assessments allow for individual feedback in essential professional skills including written critique, report writing, team working, presentation skills, and verbal/written presentation of intervention.

Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists

Careers

After professional registration with the HCPC graduates are eligible to take up opportunities in health and social care, in the NHS, social services, and the private sector. There are now many new and exciting possibilities for occupational therapists nationally and worldwide.

Occupational therapists work in an ever-widening range of mental health and physical disability settings including acute hospitals, long-term rehabilitation, social care, local communities, schools, factories, residential homes, institutions for older or more profoundly disabled people, voluntary organisations and prisons. Completion of the Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc will also prepare you for further study at MPhil and PhD level if you wish to continue pursuing an academic path.

Students can exit with PGDip & PGCert.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Maximising Occupational Capacities
Novice Practitioner (Placement)
Evaluating Occupational Therapy
Assessing Occupational Capacities
Introduction to Human Occupation and Beginning Practice
Intermediate Practitioner (Placement)
Occupational Therapy: Diverse Settings
Research Project
Achieving Best Practice
Competent Student Practice (Placement)
Occupational Therapy: Teams
Diverse Practice (Placement)

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)

£16,290

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Degree 2:2 or above in any subject, obtained in the last 10 years. You need to supply a copy of the original certificate; Work experience in health or social care preferred but not essential. Other Two academic/professional references. On entry to the programme: successful applicants will be also required to undertake basic life support training; Incomplete applications without the additional entry criteria will not be considered.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offer over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. The University was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. The...more

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