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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

This Masters level qualification qualifies you for a rewarding profession where you can help people facing physical and mental challenges to overcome barriers to their independence. Accelerate your career plans: because this programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, upon completion of the programme, you’ll be eligible to apply to register to practise as soon as you graduate, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements, and join a rewarding profession. Boost your professional credibility on a course accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Assessment is through a range of methods that are closely linked to the skills you’ll need for your future career and learning. This includes assessments such as written assignments, reports, oral presentations, practice based learning, and personal reflections. On successful completion, you’ll be well placed within the employment market as a self-directed, reflective, proactive and initiative driven practitioner, capable of influencing the development of others and the profession.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Research for Practice
The Occupational Therapy Process
Underpinning Occupational Therapy
Therapeutic and Intentional Use of Self
Occupational Performance and Impact of Pathologies
Professional Reasoning in Practice
Practice Based Learning 2
Public and Global Health
Independent Scholarship
Practice Based Learning 3

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.1 Honours degree or above, gained preferably within the last five years.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods...more