BSc (Hons)

Occupational Therapy

3 years
September 2024

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.

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.
  • The course is timetabled to three days per week, giving you flexibility around your studies.

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.


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.

Get to know us

Book an Open Day to get a feel for our campuses and meet current students and staff. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

Book an Open Day
Slides 1 to 2 of 7

Academic expertise

Headshot of academic Katherine Ward
Katherine Ward
Course Leader BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Kath teaches across our occupational therapy courses and is also involved in interprofessional education opportunities with other courses relevant to health and social care. Kath's clinical expertise is in forensic mental health settings. Kath also supervises MSc research proj…

Headshot of Dr Ana Lucia Borges da Costa
Dr Ana Lucia Borges da Costa
Course Leader MSc (pre-registration) Occupational Therapy
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Dr Ana Lucia Borges da Costa is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and the Course Lead for the MSc (pre-reg) Occupational Therapy course. She also teaches on the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy course.

Slides 1 to 2 of 2

View the course facilities


  • 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 approved 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. 

Studying a healthcare degree?

The NHS has created some guidance on student finance for those studying undergraduate healthcare degrees.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page