Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

Study level: Undergraduate
Professionally Accredited Programmes
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Occupational therapists have the privilege of working with people of all ages, helping them to participate in occupations that hold personal meaning and value to them.

Year of entry

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Course code

B920

Start date

September 2024


Course overview

  • Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)1.
  • All home students on this course can apply for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs6.
  • Teaching facilities including dedicated laboratories for anatomy, electrotherapy and manual skills, hospital wards, critical care settings, community housing and other real-life environments relevant to practice4.
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Why you should study this course

Occupational therapists can empower individuals, groups and communities to participate in the everyday occupations that are central to their health and wellbeing, to their sense of who they are, and to the life they want to lead. They work 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 for an occupational therapist, through academic study and professional practice placements (help searching for a placement is provided by the university)5. You will explore the power of occupation to transform people’s lives and be supported to develop a professional approach that is compassionate and respectful. You will be encouraged to think in creative and critical ways to give you the opportunity to develop sustainable solutions to complex problems, and you will also have the opportunity to develop effective leadership and communication skills.
  • Successful completion of our Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) will provide you with an academic qualification, and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to seek practise as an occupational therapist (application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements, membership and registration fees/additional fees may apply). Our course is also accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) for the 2023/2024 intake, and successful completion therefore confers eligibility to apply for membership of the RCOT and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists which can assist you to make the most of national and global professional opportunities (application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements, membership and registration fees/additional fees may also apply). Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section and the HCPC and RCOT websites for further information.
  • Upon successful completion, our course aims to help develop you in being flexible and adaptable in response to evolving healthcare provision, whilst upholding professional standards of practice - key skills of an occupational therapist
  • Your learning experience through academic study and professional practice placements is designed to 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 should develop are intended to lay the foundations for your continuing professional development throughout your potential future occupational therapy career following graduation.
  • A distinctive feature of our course is our approach to teaching and learning. Our simulation facilities in the Alison Gingell Building will enable you the opportunity 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 the chance for real-world experience and feedback. There may also be opportunities for collaborative learning with students undertaking other professional healthcare courses at Coventry University.
  • Our strong focus on employability means that career options for our graduates are excellent. Upon successful completion, a degree in occupational therapy can open the door to a wide range of rewarding career options.
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Accreditation and professional recognition

This course is accredited1 and recognised by the following bodies:

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Health and Care Professions Council

Successful completion of our Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) 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 (additional fees may apply). Please visit the HCPC website for further information.


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Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Our course is also accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) for the 2023/2024 intake and successful completion therefore confers eligibility to apply for membership of the RCOT and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists which can assist you to make the most of national and global professional opportunities (application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements. membership and registration fees/additional fees may also apply). Please visit the RCOT and WFOT websites for further information.

When enrolled on the course, you are eligible to become a student member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (subject to application and additional costs may apply).



What you'll study

The first year aims to develop your understanding of the fundamentals of Occupational Therapy, including human anatomy and physiology and the importance of Occupation to an individual’s identity and wellbeing.

Modules

  • 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 is designed to support you to understand typical human development in order to lay the foundations to understand dysfunction.

    Compulsory

  • 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 be encouraged to reflect on your own occupational and professional identity as a foundation for your potential future practice following graduation. Successful completion of this module should enable you to learn to recognise fundamental professional behaviours and understand the implications of these behaviours through practical application.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to enable you to become an independent, evidence-informed, lifelong 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, which aim to help 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.

    Compulsory

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

    Compulsory

  • 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 wellbeing. The module will draw upon key international, national and local initiatives to support your learning.

    Compulsory

  • This module is designed to build 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 should be able to articulate how this perspective drives the process of occupational therapy. Through interactive and experiential learning, you should develop the necessary skills to deliver occupation-centred assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.

    Compulsory

  • This module provides you with the opportunity for your first professional practice-based learning experience (8 weeks)5. It enables you the opportunity to further understand the role of the occupational therapist and their contribution to the multi-disciplinary team and inter-professional working.

    Compulsory

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

Modules

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

    Compulsory

  • This enquiry-based module aims to build on your previous learning to provide you with the opportunity 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 the opportunity to identify and articulate the contribution of occupational therapists across the breadth of occupational therapy practice and service delivery and consider your professional values.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge, ethical principles and evidence informed skills that should have been developed in 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, with the chance to demonstrate the application of sound ethical reasoning. 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 aims to 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.

    Compulsory

  • This 10-week practice-based module aims to enable you to build on the practice experience5 undertaken in your first year. This placement will provide an opportunity for you to continue your professional development in a new practice environment. You will have had the opportunity to reflect on knowledge and professional skills gained during your first placement and will be expected to demonstrate transference of these skills. The emphasis will be on clinical reasoning, reflective practice and the application of theory into practice. You will be required to demonstrate increased responsibility for evaluating your practice learning and professional development. Your learning process will be supported by a briefing and de-briefing.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to consolidate your understanding of the unique contribution occupational therapists make in the maintenance and/or restoration of health and wellbeing of service users. This should 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 wellbeing will be explored and you will consider how these may influence professional identity and employability.

    Compulsory

In the final year you will be encouraged to look at how to prepare for entering the workplace as a qualified occupational therapist upon graduation (and registration with the HCPC). You will study leadership and management in an occupational therapy context and have the opportunity to choose from a range of option modules to study an aspect of occupational therapy of particular interest to you.

Modules

  • 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 pursue the career option of 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.

    Compulsory

  • This 10-week practice-based module, will provide you with an opportunity to continue your professional development in a new practice environment. You will have had the opportunity to reflect on knowledge and professional skills gained during Level 4 and 5 placements5 and will be expected to demonstrate transference of these skills. The emphasis will be on clinical reasoning, reflective practice and the application of theory into practice. You will be required to demonstrate increased responsibility for evaluating your practice learning and professional development.

    Compulsory

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

    Compulsory

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

    Compulsory

  • Choose ONE option module from the list below. These modules are designed to equip you to adapt occupational therapy practice in creative ways to address occupational challenges faced by diverse or marginalised populations. Each module aims to introduce you to the specialist skills, techniques and interventions employed by occupational therapists in their specialist fields:

    Occupational Therapy - Children, Young People and Families - 20 credits

    This module aims to equip you to adapt occupational therapy practice in creative ways to address occupational challenges faced by diverse or marginalised populations. It aims to extend your knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development and enable evaluation of occupational therapy provision with children, young people and their families. It offers you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the occupations, opportunities and challenges encountered by the developing young person and to explore and evaluate occupational therapy models, approaches and intervention techniques which best meet their needs. Within the module you will critically evaluate the contemporary and contextual issues for occupational therapy practice with children and young people to equip you with the knowledge and skills for their future employment.

    Occupational Therapy - Design for Living - 20 credits

    This module aims to equip you to adapt occupational therapy practice in creative ways to address occupational challenges faced by diverse or marginalised populations. The module aims to introduce you to the concept of ‘Design for Living’ that encompasses the design of accessible environments, products and equipment in the context of inclusive design. Specific issues around the design of the home and assistive technology will be included. Using an enquiry-based approach, emphasis is on the development of practical and problem-solving skills required for occupational therapists involved in the home design process. You will choose assistive technology solutions suitable for a range of individuals with a variety of occupational needs.

    Occupational Therapy - Hand Therapy and Orthotics - 20 credits

    This module aims to equip you to adapt occupational therapy practice in creative ways to address occupational challenges faced by diverse or marginalised populations. This module aims to introduce you to the specialist skills, techniques and interventions employed by occupational therapists in the field of hand therapy and orthotics. The module will address key areas of knowledge including anatomy and physiology, aetiology, assessment, interventions, principles and practice of static orthotics. It is a practical module aimed at developing clinical competencies and a critical approach to working in this speciality underpinned by theoretical knowledge.

    Occupational Therapy - Neurology - 20 credits

    This module aims to equip you to adapt occupational therapy practice in creative ways to address occupational challenges faced by diverse or marginalised populations. The module builds upon the foundation material provided by level one and two studies. It aims to extend your knowledge of those experiencing occupational performance deficits owing to a neurological condition and will include normal movement, disorders of motor control, cognition, perception, behaviour and central nervous system function and dysfunction. In addition, the module will provide theoretical background to practical experience. This module will expand upon the principles underpinning the approaches adopted by occupational therapists working with this service user group. The module will aim to contextualise the approaches in relation to the occupational challenges which a person with a neurological difficulty might present. The occupational performance components that will be considered are physical, psychological, cognitive, social and perceptual. The module will combine theoretical principles with practical application and critique of past and present research evidence.

    Occupational Therapy - Older People - 20 credits

    This module aims to equip you to adapt occupational therapy practice in creative ways to address occupational challenges faced by diverse or marginalised populations. It aims to extend your knowledge and understanding of the experience of ageing and enable evaluation of occupational therapy provision with older people. It offers you an opportunity to reflect on the opportunities and challenges associated with later life and to critically analyse the contribution of occupational therapy to the promotion and maintenance of wellbeing in older age.

    You will seek to develop an understanding of the social, political and cultural dimensions of working with this client group and how these may impact upon the provision of occupational therapy services. You will have opportunity to develop knowledge and therapeutic skills that may be used to help maximise independence and empowerment of older people.

    Occupational Therapy - Pulmonary Rehabilitation - 20 credits

    This module aims to equip you to adapt occupational therapy practice in creative ways to address occupational challenges faced by diverse or marginalised populations. This module will explore the challenges to occupational performance encountered by people who have long term respiratory conditions. You will also explore the role of occupational therapy working within a pulmonary rehabilitation programme. The module will introduce you to common respiratory conditions and examine how assessments, interventions and outcome measures are utilised in pulmonary rehabilitation programmes. Common interventions such as relaxation techniques and energy conservation strategies will be studied, you will investigate strategies to optimise occupational participation and performance for people with respiratory disease. You will apply this knowledge to develop and critique effective assessments and interventions for clients attending pulmonary rehabilitation services.

    Optional

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.


How you'll learn

Teaching and learning at Coventry University has been designed to support you to actively engage in learning and learning activities. This aims to ensure that learning is applied with problems and activities as a stimulus for learning, that students have the opportunity to interact regularly with staff and peers, and that content is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all.

Teaching and learning at Coventry University has been designed to support you to actively engage in learning and learning activities. This aims to ensure that learning is applied with problems and activities as a stimulus for learning, that students have the opportunity to interact regularly with staff and peers, and that content is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all.

Blended learning approaches and problem-based learning together with formal lectures aim to encourage you to explore theory and research during self-directed study time and aim to help 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 should be applied and practical skills should be developed during simulation activity, seminars and practical workshops in groups of around 25 students.

There are three professional practice placements5 totalling around 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.

The number of contact hours of teaching will vary between semesters but averages at around 16 hours per week, across each year of study. This is supplemented with mandatory lecture content and online learning. In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of a minimum of 20 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Placement competencies
  • Coursework
  • Digital portfolios
  • Practical assessments
  • Reports
  • Group work elements
  • Presentations/posters

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 the opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and digital fluency. 

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


International experience opportunities

Our course provides international learning experiences to help prepare you for the global employment market as well as strengthen and develop your broader intercultural, personal and professional skills2.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
UCAS points 112
A level BBC (Excludes General Studies).
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.
BTEC DDM in a Health, Sport or Science based subject.
Access Diploma The Access to HE Diploma in a Health related subject to include 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points to include 16 points at Higher level

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Additional requirements

  • Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
  • Health checks
  • Interview
  • A minimum of two days occupational therapy work experience is required.

Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. You will also be required to provide information about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We therefore recommend that you are fully vaccinated including the COVID-19 vaccine. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is therefore unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered5.

Please refer to the full requirements in the disclaimer section5.

Contextual offers and Fair Access Scheme

If you meet the criteria for our Fair Access Scheme, you could automatically receive a contextual offer that may be up to 24 UCAS points lower than our standard entry requirements. View the criteria for our Fair Access Scheme.

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying an International Foundation Year - Public Health as this will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. You will also be required to provide information about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We therefore recommend that you are fully vaccinated including the COVID-19 vaccine. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is therefore unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered5.

Please refer to the full requirements in the disclaimer section5.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man £9,250 per year Not available
EU £9,250 per year with EU Support Bursary**
£19,850 per year without EU Support Bursary**
Not available
International £19,850 per year Not available

A non-repayable grant of £5,000 and extra payments worth up to £3,000 may be available to eligible home students for each year of study. Read more about this in the NHS Learning Support Fund information booklet.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see the university’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU Support Bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.


Facilities

Our multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building features a range of mock healthcare settings, including hospital wards, ambulance, therapy suites and community houses, giving you the opportunity to replicate real-life situations before you go on placement4.

Hospital Wards

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.

Alison Gingell

Alison Gingell Building

Get hands-on experience simulating real-life situations with our mock ambulance, community houses, operating theatre, scrub room, and therapy suites.

Community Houses

Community Houses

Our two full-size community homes can be used for sessions simulating working with patients outside of a hospital setting.

 

Careers and opportunities

The teaching and learning approaches used within the course aim to 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 upon graduation. For example, you will have a choice of optional modules in final year to give you the chance to develop skills in a specialist area of practice.

Your three professional practice placements5 provide opportunities for you to develop professional competence and a professional identity in a range of health and social care settings.

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 have the chance to record your learning experiences in an e-portfolio which aims to provide a foundation for a professional lifelong learning commitment, and the opportunity to fulfil one of the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, with the aim of enhancing employability upon successful completion.

The final year modules are designed to facilitate your preparation for potential entry into the occupational therapy profession upon graduation. A dedicated module exploring employability aims to help to equip you with the skills needed to secure your potential first job and flourish professionally within public, private or third sector organisations upon graduation. We usually hold an annual occupational therapy Careers Fair which aims to allow you to explore the career opportunities following graduation and, in some cases, apply and be interviewed there and then.

There is strong demand and excellent employment options for occupational therapists. Our courses are developed collaboratively with key stakeholders including practice partners and service users with the aim of producing graduates with the knowledge and practical skills desired by potential employers.

On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council allowing you the opportunity to work as an occupational therapist in the UK (please note registration is subject to application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements, membership/registration and additional fees may apply). Please visit the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section and the HCPC website for further information.

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 opportunities5 throughout the course aim to reflect these diverse options. Upon successful completion, your qualification may also allow you to apply for overseas accreditation to work abroad*. Our course aims to provide international learning experiences to help prepare you for the global employment market as well as strengthen and develop your broader personal and professional skills upon successful completion.

*Acceptance of HCPC accreditation to practise overseas is determined by the individual countries and may change over time2.

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.


How to apply

  • Coventry University together with Coventry University London, Coventry University Wrocław, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough, and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the University) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.

    1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or international opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be unpaid and/or subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel, public authority guidance, decisions or orders and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand any visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK (home) students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University 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.

    For international students, we may increase fees each year, but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Access to some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and/or may have reduced availability or restrictions where the university is following public authority guidance, decisions or orders.

    5Placements

    Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks, you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is, therefore, unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered.

    6NHS payment

    The rules may be subject to review by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the future and as a result may change. Please, therefore, check the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website for up-to-date information before applying.

    Student Contract

    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 current 2024/2025 contract is available on the website. 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 university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.


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