The purpose of the course is to educate you to become an occupational therapist, and the assessments employed utilise our world-class simulation facilities and model the skills you will need in practice. There are no written exams as we believe that an oral exam (viva) completed in your final practice setting allows you to demonstrate your ability to verbalise your knowledge and theoretical understanding, reflecting the skills you will require once qualified.
Undertaking one at each level of study, our professional practice placements are perfectly timed (7, 10 and 12 weeks) to consolidate University learning, across a range of traditional and innovative settings.
A teaching team of more than 30 research-active, clinical specialist, registered occupational therapists support and develop your learning. Your named Academic & Personal Tutor will work with you throughout the duration of your studies to support and reflect on your professional, academic and personal development.
There are a wide variety of employability-enhancing opportunities, including a long-running annual student conference, and 94% of graduates are in work and/or study six months after finishing the course, with 96% of those in a professional/managerial job.
There are also international opportunities including online discussion forums, field visits, placements and the opportunity to study modules abroad.