Occupational Therapy at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

Course summary

Course overview: An occupational therapist (OT) supports people experiencing illness or disability to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers, enabling them to do the daily activities they need or want to do to improve their function, independence and quality of life. An OT works with adults and children of all ages with a diverse range of physical and mental health conditions in settings including health and social care organisations (hospitals and the community), education, charities and private practice. The course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. This offers you a wider range of future working opportunities in the countries affiliated to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. It also enables students from the Republic of Ireland to work in Eire. Technology is integral to your learning, ensuring you are future-ready. Our on-campus facilities offer you the opportunity to develop and practice your skills within a simulated area, and a four-bed ward that mirrors the real practice environment. Other facilities include creative, art and pottery areas for you to gain group work and activity analysis skills. The course has been written with the involvement of service users and carers lived experiences which ensures your learning remains relevant to the ever-changing landscape of professional practice. Modules include traditional health and social care employability, and private practice and entrepreneurship. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Our pre-registration occupational therapy provision has been accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. Please note 100% attendance is expected during this course. Top reasons to study this course 1. Industry-standard facilities: our OT facilities mirror aspects of clinical practice environments including creative group work rooms, a four-bed hospital ward and a simulated home. 2. Experienced teaching team: our teaching team has over 60 years academic experience and knowledge in a wide range of clinical practice. 3. Financial support: study this course and you may be eligible for a £5,000 maintenance grant each year from the NHS Business Service Authority. Visit our course page to find out more. After the course: Registered occupational therapists practise in the UK and overseas, in all areas of health and social care. You will work closely with other professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, psychologists and nurses. Alternatively you may choose a career in a charity or any other emerging areas of practice. Occupational therapists also work in private practice, research and education.


Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course page link provided (or visit www.tees.ac.uk).

Assessment method

Access assessment information through Teesside University’s website using the course page link provided (or visit www.tees.ac.uk).

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Occupational Therapists, College of
  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

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Teesside University
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

112-128 UCAS tariff points to include a science based subject, preferably biology, to at least AS level, excluding general studies. GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) and GCSE science at grade C or above (or equivalent). Satisfactory reference, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, completed work based risk assessment. Evidence of academic study within the past 3 years is required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Details of 2025-26 fees, scholarships and awards will be available as soon as possible. For 2024-25, find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK or Ireland here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance.
Occupational Therapy at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS