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BSc (Hons)

Occupational Therapy

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

You’ll get an outstanding learning experience on our innovative and dynamic BSc in Occupational Therapy. It’s a great way to join a valued profession that’s all about enabling people.

Occupational therapy is an exciting and varied career offering you the chance to make a difference. You’ll work with individuals every day to help improve their independence and their lives.

Combining academic and practice placement components, you’ll develop all the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to meet the Health and Care Professions Council requirements for registration as an occupational therapist.

You’ll be supported on your practice placements by experienced and knowledgeable occupational therapist educators in at least four different practice settings.

Why study with us

  • The course is based on exciting and innovative teaching, using technology, superb clinical skills facilities and interdisciplinary education.
  • You’ll be taught in a small cohort with excellent tutor support.
  • In Year 3 you’ll have the opportunity to choose your own elective placements which could include study abroad.

What you'll do

  • You’ll hear first-hand how health conditions impact a person’s life through our COMENSUS facility (Community Engagement and Service User Support).
  • You’ll be joining an occupational therapy community that’s shaping an exciting programme to meet the needs of ever-changing health and social care.
  • In your final year, we’ll help you apply for jobs with mock interviews, CV development and producing a Continuing Professional Development portfolio.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is accredited by the RCOT, the professional body for occupational therapists across the UK. After successfully completing this course you will be eligible to apply for initial registration as an Occupational Therapist with the RCOT.
  • This course is accredited by the WFOT – the global voice for occupational therapy representing occupational therapists worldwide.
  • This course is accredited and endorsed by the HCPC regulatory body. The HCPC is a regulator of health and care professionals in the UK, approving programmes and setting the standards that individuals must meet in order to become a registered professional.

Future careers

Once registered, occupational therapists can apply for posts in a wide variety of settings - hospitals, GP practices, residential homes, social services, charities, schools and prisons. 

Variety is one of the most exciting things about being an occupational therapist. As well as seeing different individual needs and conditions, you’ll also have the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams in a range of settings - from hospitals to charities and social services departments. 

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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