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MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Study the importance of occupation in human life, the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing, and the power of occupation to transform the lives of individuals, groups and communities. Develop the skills required to be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as an occupational therapist.

Course overview

Empower patients of all ages, experiencing physical, mental health or learning difficulties.

Our泭MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)泭course will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to excel working with patients of all ages who have or are experiencing physical, mental health or learning difficulties.

With a patient-centred approach, this course teaches you to empower people who for reasons of ill-health, disability, trauma or adverse social circumstances, face barriers and challenges which prevent them from undertaking the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. Our course emphasises the importance of occupation in human life, the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing, and the power of occupation to transform the lives of individuals, groups and communities.泭

Our contemporary curriculum is designed to ensure you are adequately equipped to respond to the complexity of your clients needs, and ensures that care is safe, seamless and of a high standard. You will develop effective solutions to the challenges that patients are facing, by always seeking to understand the lived experience of the patient.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as an occupational therapist.

Why study to become an Occupational Therapist at 91做厙 University College?

We offer an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of aspiring Occupational Therapists. Our fantastic state-of-the-art healthcare education provision includes:

  • On-site clinics
  • Imaging services
  • Treatment spaces
  • Pro-section laboratory (including a developing on-site occupational therapy service).

This, coupled with our expertise in training healthcare professionals, and our links with both NHS and private practice providers, offers a fantastic environment in which aspiring Occupational Therapists can train and develop.

How to Apply

Applications for this course are now open!

The application deadline for this course is 30 September 2024.*

*Please note: Applications may close before the expected deadline if places are filled.

To register your interest for the course or ask any questions about the course, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Key Information

Course title:
MSc Occupational Therapy
2 years (January Start)
Study mode:
Typical offer:
2:2 degree in a relevant science-based subject.
Start Date:
January 2024
HCPC accredited and RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapists) accredited.
91做厙 University College

Course leader

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Parag Sawant

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Parag Sawant is a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and joins the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology as a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. He has worked as an academician in Occupational Therapy for more than 5 years.

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Course details

We utilise a diverse range of delivery approaches including:

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • practice sessions
  • placement opportunities
  • peer and expert observations
  • online learning
  • practical laboratory sessions


Assessments are conducted though a range of contemporary approaches. Alongside more traditional dissertation and essay assessments students will also:

  • engage in practical assessments
  • write blogs
  • produce short videos
  • engage with social media
  • write consultancy reports
  • engage in debates

Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

What qualification do I need?

A minimum of a 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant science-based subject. Examples of relevant subjects include psychology, sociology, public health and human biology.

Alternatively, candidates have significant recent relevant work experience in health and social care.

Is there anything else that is required?

*Please note: You are required to have an occupational health screening prior to commencement on the course*

If you live in the UK, well need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (Enhanced DBS) check. Its standard for all UK students and well be there to guide you through the process once youve applied.

To gain a place on the course applicants must also successfully undergo an interview process. In light of the current Covid-19 situation these interviews will be undertaken remotely via Teams. More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.

International Students

International students will be required to pay a non-refundable 瞿1,000 tuition fee deposit to secure their place on the course. Details will be provided in your offer email.泭

Please note to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For this course, the HCPC Standards of Proficiency suggest that for entry into Occupational Therapy must: Be able to communicate in English to the standard equivalent to level 7 of the International English Language Testing System, with no element below 6.5 applicants are required to achieve the equivalent of an IELTS (academic) score of 7.0 or above with no less than 6.5 in each section.

For more information on permission to study in the UK, please see泭Visas and Immigration.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, see泭our latest policies.泭

Alternatively, you can visit our application FAQs.

Course Fees

UK/ROI/ Channel Islands

瞿9,250 per annum


瞿18,375 per annum

Please note that these fees are for the 2024-25 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study. Any increase will be in line with ourTuition Fees Policybut will not be more than 5%.

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