Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

B920

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 5959
admissions.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

B920

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 5959
admissions.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLSU199

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 5959
admissions.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Payment for Nursing students

All UK and EU students (those who are ordinarily resident in the EU for the previous 3 years) on the Occupational Therapy degree starting in 2020 will receive a £5,000 per year non-repayable payment from the UK Government.

Overview

Occupational therapists empower individuals, groups and communities to participate in the everyday occupations that are central to their health and well-being, to their sense of who they are, and to the life they want to lead.

They work in partnership with people across the lifespan in a range of circumstances to address the barriers that prevent them from engaging in the everyday activities that they want and need to do.

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience required to practise as an occupational therapist, through academic study and professional practice placements You will learn about the power of occupation to transform people’s lives; you will be supported to develop a professional approach that is compassionate and respectful; to think in creative ways to develop sustainable solutions to complex problems and you will have the opportunity to develop effective leadership and communication skills.

Successful completion of our BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy will provide you with an academic qualification, and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as an occupational therapist (membership and registration fees may apply). Our course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and successful completion therefore confers eligibility to apply for membership of the RCOT and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (membership and registration fees may also apply) which can assist you to make the most of national and global professional opportunities

A distinctive feature of our course is our approach to teaching & learning: State-of-the-art simulation facilities will enable you to practise occupational therapy skills in realistic settings. We are proud of our creative approach to assessment which aims to provide you with varied opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills in areas relevant to practice. Service user involvement in the teaching and learning process provides you with real-world experience and feedback. There are also opportunities for collaborative learning with students undertaking other professional healthcare courses at Coventry University.

A degree in occupational therapy opens the door to a wide range of rewarding career options. Our course is ranked in the Top 10 for occupational therapy in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021 and our strong focus on employability means that career options for our graduates are excellent.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Health and Care Professions Council

Health and Care Professions Council

Successful completion of our BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy provides you with an academic qualification, and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as an occupational therapist (membership and registration fees may apply).


Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Our course is also accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and successful completion therefore confers eligibility to apply for membership of the RCOT and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (membership and registration fees may also apply) which can assist you to make the most of national and global professional opportunities.

When enrolled on the course, you are eligible to become a student member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Our Facilities

Hospital Ward

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Ambulance

Life Sciences Research

Our facilities include a real ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, and a purpose-built Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. This allows for improved training quality in patient care and patient safety.

SuperLab

SuperLab

The Alison Gingell building contains a state-of-the-art SuperLab, capable of holding up to 270 people at once. The lab's facilities include equipment for microscopy, DNA analysis and forensic testing.

What our students say...

I love the enthusiasm and warmth of the tutors and lecturers and the friendship and support of my fellow students. I also really enjoy the practical aspects of the course.

Rose Snook, 2017

Course information

Our course aims to develop you in to an occupational therapist who is capable of being flexible and adaptable in response to evolving healthcare provision, whilst upholding professional standards of practice.

Your learning experience through academic study and professional practice placements* will support you to adopt the professional values and behaviours expected of an occupational therapist such as empowering service users, collaborative working, ethical decision-making, and delivering and evaluating interventions based upon the best available evidence.

Throughout the course you will also be supported to take responsibility for your personal and professional development, for example through discussions with your Academic and Personal Tutor, opportunities for reflection, and supervision with your professional practice educators. The skills you develop are intended to lay the foundations for your continuing professional development throughout your future occupational therapy career.

4th

for research quality

Complete University Guide 2019

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year develops your understanding of the fundamentals of Occupational Therapy, including human anatomy and physiology and the importance of Occupation to an individual’s identity and well-being.

Modules

  • The Human, Mind and Occupation 1

    This module aims to introduce you to the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and psychology. It explores how these sciences form the person and underpin their occupational performance. This module supports you to understand typical human development in order to lay the foundations to understand dysfunction.

  • Occupational Therapists: Doing, Being, Becoming & Belonging

    This module aims to introduce you to the core concepts and theoretical underpinnings of the occupational therapy profession. Through interactive and experiential learning, you will reflect on your own occupational and professional identity as a foundation for your future practice. Successful completion of this module will enable you to learn to recognise fundamental professional behaviours and understand the implications of these behaviours through practical application.

  • Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice

    This module aims to enable you to become an independent, evidence informed, life-long learner. It will introduce you to the basic principles of gathering, appraising, interpreting and applying evidence to support your learning and professional development. In addition, study skills will be a feature within the module, helping to support effective academic practice. The module will also introduce you to the principles underpinning research and evidence-informed practice in the context of occupational therapy.

  • The Human, Mind and Occupation 2

    This module aims continue to introduce you to the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and psychology and to consolidate your learning and knowledge. It will continue to explore how these sciences form the person and underpin their occupational performance. This module supports you to understand typical human development in order to lay the foundations to understand dysfunction.

  • Health and Well-being in the Community

    This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the social, politico-economic, cultural and environmental factors that influence individual and community health and well-being. The module will draw upon key international, national and local initiatives to support your learning.

  • Delivering Theory Based Occupational Therapy

    This module builds upon the theoretical foundations of occupational therapy practice introduced in previous modules. You will explore how occupational therapy practice models underpin the profession’s unique occupational perspective. Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to articulate how this perspective drives the process of occupational therapy. Through interactive and experiential learning you will develop the necessary skills to deliver occupation-centred assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.

  • Occupational Therapy Practice

    This module provides you with your first professional practice-based learning experience (8 weeks), which is sourced for you by the University.* It enables you to further understand the role of the occupational therapist and their contribution to the multi-disciplinary team and inter-professional working.

Overview

In year 2 you will explore the importance of evidence-informed practice in occupational therapy and build on your understanding of the significant difference occupational therapists make in the quality of life of service users. You with further develop your theoretical understanding and practical application of occupational therapy practice.

Modules

  • Skills for Occupational Therapy Practice

    This module aims to build on your learning from year 1 to enhance your skills for occupational therapy practice. You will continue to develop your therapeutic skills, professional identity and your therapeutic use of self to enable you to work with individuals, groups and communities across all sectors of health, social care and contemporary contexts. In addition, you will have the opportunity to broaden your understanding and application of a range of professional skills and reasoning in order to enhance person-centred practice.

  • Reasoning & Decision Making in Occupational Therapy Practice

    This enquiry-based module builds on your previous learning to enhance the application of theory, reasoning and decision making to all stages of the occupational therapy process. Case scenarios will be utilised to enable you to identify and articulate the contribution of occupational therapists across the breadth of occupational therapy practice and service delivery and consider your professional values.

  • Developing Evidence Informed Practice

    This module aims to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge, ethical principles and evidence informed skills developed the Foundations of Evidence-Informed Practice module to clinical settings.

    You will explore how to design and justify your own empirical or literature-based study, relevant to occupational therapy and/or occupational science, demonstrating the application of sound ethical reasoning. In order to achieve this, you will be introduced to a diverse range of approaches to research, reviews and audits (qualitative, quantitative and participatory) and relevant health and social care policy and legislation.

    This module will encourage you to explore how your profession specific core values and beliefs can complement those of other health and social care professions, drawing on differing research traditions.

  • Occupational Therapy Practice Placement 2

    This 10-week practice-based module will enable you to build on the practice experience undertaken in your first year. This placement, which is sourced for you by the University, will provide an opportunity for you to continue your professional development in a new practice environment.* The emphasis will be on clinical reasoning, reflective practice and the application of theory into practice. You will be able to demonstrate increased responsibility for evaluating your practice learning and professional development. Your learning process will be supported by a briefing and de-briefing.

  • Understanding Occupational Therapy’s Unique Contribution

    This module aims to consolidate your understanding of the unique contribution occupational therapists make in the maintenance and/or restoration of health and well-being of service users. This will enable you to clearly articulate the multifaceted nature of the profession considering both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial opportunities. National and global political drivers relating to health and well-being will be explored and you will consider how these may influence professional identity and employability.

Overview

In the final year you will prepare for entering the workplace as a qualified occupational therapist. You will study leadership and management in an occupational therapy context and have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules to study an aspect of occupational therapy of particular interest to you.

Modules

  • Enhancing Employability as an Occupational Therapist

    This module aims to increase your confidence and competence throughout the recruitment process with particular attention to communication skills. On successful completion of this module you should be equipped with the skills to secure employment as a graduate occupational therapist. The aim of this module is to give you the opportunity to appraise and critique your own employability skills and unique professional identity within the wider practice context.

  • Occupational Therapy Practice Placement 3

    This 10-week practice-based module, which is sourced for you by the University, will provide you with an opportunity to continue your professional development in a new practice environment.* The emphasis will be on clinical reasoning, reflective practice and the application of theory into practice. You will be able to demonstrate increased responsibility for evaluating your practice learning and professional development.

  • Evidence Based Research Project

    This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth exploration in an area of professional interest. On completion of this module, you will have an enhanced understanding of the research process (either literature based or empirical) and the potential of informing future practice.

  • Leadership & Management for Healthcare Professionals

    This module aims to support the development of the leadership behaviours and management skills required to function effectively as a newly qualified registered healthcare professional working within the multi-professional team in the delivery of high-quality care.

  • Optional Modules

    Select one from the following optional modules:

    • Children and Young people
    • Design for Living
    • Hand Therapy
    • Neurology
    • Older People
    • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Coventry University is ranked 10th for Occupational Therapy in the Complete University Guide 2021
  • Excellent graduate employability with 95% of our graduates in work and/or study six months after completing the course (DLHE 2016/17 - latest figures available).
  • Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as an occupational therapist (membership and fees may apply).
  • Eligibility to apply for membership of the RCOT and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and make the most of national and global professional opportunities (membership and fees may apply).
  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities
  • Professional practice placement modules carry credits towards your degree
  • Choice of option module in final year to develop skills in a specialist area of practice
  • Opportunities for international learning experiences

A huge variety of placement experiences and practice placement marks can contribute to your final degree classification.

  • Foundational knowledge: Occupational science and theoretical underpinnings of occupational therapy.
  • Delivering occupational therapy in practice: assessment, occupation-focused goal setting, intervention and evaluation, and clinical reasoning.
  • Evidence-informed practice and research: Understanding and interpreting information from a range of evidence sources, to make safe and effective decisions with service users. Developing skills from being a consumer of evidence to carrying out your own independent research project in your final year.
  • Inter-professional education: Learning to work across professional and organisational boundaries to genuinely put the service user at the heart of their health and care. Authentic and aligned inter-professional learning opportunities throughout the programme will enable you to develop values and capabilities essential to collaborative practice.

This course can be studied on a full-time basis over three years.

The teaching and learning approaches used within the course allow you to develop a wide range of practical and academic skills required to meet the expanding role and diverse career pathways of occupational therapists within the contemporary healthcare setting.
Alongside formal lectures, teaching approaches such as problem-based learning and flipped classrooms will encourage you to explore theory and research during self-directed study time, and facilitate your development as an independent lifelong learner. You will be fully supported in these ways of learning through the use of comprehensive study guides and resource lists. Theory will be applied and practical skills will be developed during simulation activity, seminars and practical workshops in groups of around 20 students.

There are three professional practice placements* totalling 28 weeks of full-time clinical practice, which are integrated throughout the course. These provide opportunities for you to develop professional competence and a professional identity in a range of health and social care settings.

You will also have an academic personal tutor assigned to you for academic and pastoral support throughout your course.

This course uses varied assessment methods, moving away from the traditional written exams, to assess you in an authentic way reflecting the challenges faced in the clinical context and allowing you to demonstrate your creativity and digital fluency. Assessment methods may include placement competencies, coursework, digital portfolios, practical assessments, reports, group work elements, and presentations/posters.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to utilise an occupation focus in a creative and collaborative manner in order to work within complex, dynamic and diverse communities of practice.
  • Evaluate therapeutic reasoning and practice in relation to person-centred care and the unique contribution of occupational therapy knowledge, skills and behaviours to service delivery.
  • Evaluate the dynamic relationship between the person, the environmental context (physical, social, institutional, political and cultural) and the participation / engagement in occupation.
  • Understand the multi-faceted nature of health and well-being and the impact these factors have on occupational engagement for individuals, groups and communities nationally and internationally.
  • Reflect on practice and adopt a life-long learning approach to practice and development using a range of innovative digital media.

Inter-professional Course Learning outcomes:

  •  Practise as a healthcare professional who can demonstrate intercultural competencies at a national and international level and be able to appraise your own intercultural development in order to enhance your lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate collaborative capabilities that promote integrated learning and working within public, private and third sector organisations, for the health and well-being of people in our community.
  • Interpret, apply and contribute to research activities as evidence informed practitioners within the context of health and social care.
  • Be an emotionally intelligent and resilient individual, who is able to manage your own personal health and well-being, and have insight and self-awareness of when and how to access support.

In a typical teaching week you will have around 15-20 contact hours of teaching. The majority of this will be either seminars or practical workshops, supplemented with some lectures and on-line teaching. In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 15-20 hours minimum of self-directed study each week.

You are encouraged to consider your potential contribution to the wider global community, with opportunities to take part in international activities such as online international learning events, field-trips and international exchanges in Europe and further afield.

Fieldtrips for this course are optional. Some field trips may be fully or partially subsidised whilst the cost of other field trips shall be borne by the student. All fieldtrips are subject to availability, application and meeting any applicable visa requirements.

*Placement opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, etc.) Work experience and field trips may also be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

I love the enthusiasm and warmth of the tutors and lecturers and the friendship and support of my fellow students. I also really enjoy the practical aspects of the course.

Rose Snook, 2017

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU199
A Level BTEC Other GCSE requirement International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
BBB - CCC (Excludes General Studies). DDM in a Health & Social Care related diploma.  Access to Health & Social Care (or other related programme) with a minimum of 36 credits at Merit or Distinction. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents. Evidence of recent study is desirable. 29 points to include 16 points at Higher level

 

We accept other qualifications in addition to those identified above.

Portfolio

Required work experience: A minimum of 2 days occupational therapy work experience is required by 31 July.

All eligible candidates are interviewed following review of their qualifications, academic reference and personal statement. The interview has group, one-to-one and written elements.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma in a Health related subject to include 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Other

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

A minimum of 2 days occupational therapy work experience is required.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our students say...

I love the enthusiasm and warmth of the tutors and lecturers and the friendship and support of my fellow students. I also really enjoy the practical aspects of the course.

Rose Snook, 2017

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£16,400 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say...

I love the enthusiasm and warmth of the tutors and lecturers and the friendship and support of my fellow students. I also really enjoy the practical aspects of the course.

Rose Snook, 2017

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

There is strong demand and excellent employment options for our newly qualified occupational therapists.

Our courses are developed collaboratively with key stakeholders including practice partners and service users to ensure that we produce graduates with the knowledge and practical skills desired by potential employers. This may explain why 95% of Coventry University occupational therapy graduates are employed and/or in further study within six months of completing the course, with more than 90% in a professional role (DLHE survey, 2016/17).

On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council allowing you to work as an occupational therapist in the UK. The expanding role of the occupational therapist within both the public, charity and private sectors offers many career pathways within the NHS, social care, industry, community settings, and the private, independent and voluntary sectors. Our placement opportunities throughout the course reflect these diverse options. Your qualification may also allow you to apply for overseas accreditation to work abroad*. Our course provides international learning experiences to help prepare you for the global employment market as well as strengthen and develop your broader personal and professional skills.

The occupational therapy course team is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. Throughout the course you will record your learning experiences in an e-portfolio which provides a foundation for a professional lifelong learning commitment, fulfilling the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, and enhances employability. The final year modules facilitate your preparation for entry into the occupational therapy profession. A dedicated module exploring employability will help to equip you with the skills to secure your first job and flourish professionally within public, private or third sector organisations. An annual occupational therapy Careers Fair allows you to explore the career opportunities and in some cases apply and be interviewed there and then. Your assigned academic personal tutor is also available to advice on your future career decisions.

*Acceptance of HCPC accreditation to practise overseas is determined by the individual countries, and may change over time.

5th

for student satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2019

Where our graduates work

Our previous occupational therapy graduates have gone on to work in a range of professional roles, in the NHS, social services, charities and private companies in the UK and around the world.

What our students say...

I love the enthusiasm and warmth of the tutors and lecturers and the friendship and support of my fellow students. I also really enjoy the practical aspects of the course.

Rose Snook, 2017
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the uUniversity will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process