Occupational Therapy (Part-Time) at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Occupational therapists work to empower people to develop, maintain or improve a diverse range of activities that are relevant and meaningful in their daily lives, from basic self-care at home to work-related activities, hobbies and more.  Throughout this integrated course, you will learn the skills to help people overcome difficulties caused by illness, disability, accidents or ageing.  This could involve the use of aids and adaptations, modifying tasks or developing new skills.  The course follows a spiral design based around 5 key curriculum themes to help you develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to become a registered occupational therapist:

  • Occupational Concepts for Well Being and Practice
  • Enhancing Occupational Therapy
  • Practice Placement
  • Professionalism and Leadership
  • Research, Enquiry & Digitalisation
Timetabling The programme will be timetabled one day a week over 4 years with 90 academic credits typically being delivered each year. This day may vary from year to year but will stay consistent within that year. When attending university based modules, learners are recommended to have at least one additional day each week for self-directed study time. All placement blocks involve full time attendance - 8 weeks in year 1, 10 weeks in year 3 and 12 weeks in year 4. When any academic term does not contain a placement, part time learners will be required to attend one full time week in addition to the weekly part time attendance. This is to enable more intense focus on some aspects of the programme. In year 4, one term requires a 2 week full time block for the module SHT304P: The Specialist Practitioner.


Modules include: • Occupational theory, techniques and skills • Professional practice • Digitisation in health and social care • 8-week placement • Complex occupational theory, techniques and skills • Evidence-based practice • Engaging with communities • 10-week placement • Specialist areas of Occupational Therapy • Leadership • Group research project • 12-week full-time placement

Assessment method

Assessment is designed to use integrated academic skills that demonstrate professional reasoning and problem solving – the skills required in practice. There are a number of coursework submissions including essays and reports to help develop confidence in handling evidence, literature and written expression, academic posters as would be seen at professional conferences, presentations designed to mimic the challenges of responding to questions about case work and written examinations. Research is assessed through a small group research project, reflecting the teamwork approach to handling and generating evidence to support practice following qualification and placement competency will be assessed by your practice educator during formative learning such as simulation and clinical skills delivery in specialist areas.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not open to applications from International applicants.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For the latest fee information, please check the individual course page on our website. Our full range of programmes are listed here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/ Further information on tuition fees can be found here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/

Sponsorship information

If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance. Please see our NHS Funding webpage to check your eligibility for funding before applying: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/student-loans-and-grants/nhs-funding/

Occupational Therapy (Part-Time) at Swansea University - UCAS