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Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)
Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

You will need to have five GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above and one of the following qualifications (or equivalents):

  • Three A Levels at BBC or above (in subjects other than General Studies)
  • BTEC: 18 units; graded DDM in a health or science related subject
  • Access: Level 3 – 15 credits at distinction and 30 at merit
  • Open University minimum 60 credits.

NVQs at any level are not accepted.

We will also consider other recognised professional courses that are not listed above, please contact our Admissions Team to discuss this on an individual basis.

All offers of a place on the course are subject to a successful Occupational Health Screening and a Satisfactory Extended Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.

English requirement

  • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 7.0 in all bands

Course Information

The BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy degree prepares you to work as a registered occupational therapist in the UK and overseas. Occupational Therapy is a health and social care profession that enhances the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals to enable them to achieve their full potential. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to help them to overcome the challenges of everyday life resulting from illness, trauma and aging.

We are one of the longest established Occupational therapy Schools in Britain and offer a wide range of exciting local, national and international practical placement opportunities.

Our Occupational Therapy undergraduate course equips you with the knowledge and skills that you will require for professional practice through combining the study of occupational and human sciences with hands-on learning in a practical setting. You will have an opportunity to engage in professional practice within a variety of health and social care settings across public, private, voluntary and independent sectors. The range of placements in traditional and non-traditional settings enables you to develop and advance your skills in assessment and intervention with clients. You will be encouraged to consider the evidence base for current practice throughout the course.

During your second year you will have the opportunity to take part in a short student exchange programme. You will develop skills in understanding and using research to inform practice that will lead to a research proposal for your Independent Study project in Stage three.

In the final year you will make more choices about what you study to enable you to develop the knowledge and skill set you want to achieve your aspirations as an emerging occupational therapist.  As you prepare for employment, you have a 12 week placement in which you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your skills, understanding and theoretical knowledge of occupational therapy.

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Pathway Courses

  • Foundation Pathway in Science and Healthcare
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Careers in Occupational Therapy; the National health service, social services, private practice, special education, the prison service, voluntary sector

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