The Occupational Therapy programme at Liverpool will equip you with a range of both academic and practical skills for a rewarding career that enhances the quality of life for a variety of people encountering physical, emotional and social difficulties. You will be taught by respected academics with a breadth of clinical and research experience and will graduate with up-to-date knowledge. You will learn about the human body and use the impressive Human Anatomy Resource Centre. This knowledge will help you learn about disease and disability and how they impact on the ability to engage in everyday meaningful occupation. Throughout the three years you will undertake clinical placements. We have extensive connections with a diverse range of clinical specialties in both physical and mental health, for all age groups from young children to the elderly in our student placements. There are also opportunities for you to study abroad. The programme has recognition from the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) and the College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), both of which are important for international job opportunities. This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as an occupational therapist and is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) for the purpose of ensuring graduates are fit for the profession.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The World Federation of Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapists, College of
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Candidates must show evidence, in their UCAS Personal Statement, of a good understanding of the scope of Occupational Therapy practice, preferably indicated by observational experience. It is recommended that applicants have observed Occupational Therapists at work and reflect this in their personal statement. It is preferable to have at least two visits, one being in the field of mental health and one being in the physical field. The Personal Statement of the UCAS application form will be screened for evidence of what has been learned from these visits. Health Trust Open Days, careers conventions, information leaflets and websites may also provide useful background information. Experience in a paid or voluntary capacity in a health and well-being environment that demonstrates your caring nature. You will understand that as a health sciences student, and when you qualify, you will be asked to treat children and other vulnerable people. We therefore need information about any criminal offences of which you may have been convicted, or with which you have been charged. The information you provide may later be checked with the police. Please complete the Declaration of Criminal Background form. The University and the School of Health Sciences has an obligation to undertake health screening on all prospective healthcare students. Any offer of a place to study is conditional on completion of a health questionnaire and a satisfactory assessment of fitness to train from the University's Occupational Health Service. This will include some obligatory immunisations and blood tests. The academic profile, reference and personal statement of each candidate are given equal consideration. Due to the large number of applications it is advised that candidates ensure that they present with the strongest possible application. Selection Process UCAS forms are screened once they are received. If an applicant meets our criteria they will be invited to attend a selection day at the University of Liverpool. This will include a values-based interview, based on the National Health Service Constitution, and an opportunity to meet staff and current students and view the department. If successful, they will then be made an offer. Additional essential requirements Additional requirements include: Knowlegde/understanding of the profession Evidence of care/compassion for others Evidence of teamwork and personal achievement Evidence of verbal/written communication skills Please download Occupational Therapy entry criteria 2017 for full details. Contextual Admissions The University of Liverpool is committed to supporting talented applicants from all backgrounds to succeed. Based on your personal circumstances, you may automatically qualify for up to a two-grade reduction in the entry requirements needed for this course. When you apply, we consider a range of factors - such as where you live - to assess if you’re eligible for a grade reduction. Those who fall outside these categories but provide alternative contextual data may be eligible for further consideration as part of the admissions process. This includes further consideration for additional assessments such as interviews and during the results period. To find out how we use contextual data, please see https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying/contextual-data/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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