Occupational Therapy at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Occupational Therapy

Course summary

Why choose this course? Would you like to work with people of all ages in a creative and empowering way to enable them to overcome barriers to everyday living promoting function, health and well-being? Our BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy degree may be ideal for you. You will:

  • Have the opportunity to study full or part-time.
  • Benefit from a diverse range of employment opportunities across health, social care and the third sector.
  • Be part of a small cohort of students, studying full or part-time.
  • Be part of an interprofessional seminar group, engaging in exciting spotlight sessions with other allied health profession and nursing students.
  • Develop into being a reflective, autonomous occupational therapist with a wide range of skills including therapeutic interventions, entrepreneurship and research.
  • Be encouraged to become an independent learner with a variety of teaching methods used including lectures, practical workshops, group work, interactive seminars, online discussions, and practice placements.
  • Develop professionally and personally over the course of your study, benefiting from the combination of academic and placement experience.
Key Course Features:
  • Small intake of students every year.
  • Inter-professional learning is embedded through the programme with opportunities to learn with other health or related professionals.
  • Course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
  • Excellent opportunities for a wide variety of placements in the local area, further afield and in role emerging settings.
  • We are a commissioned programme, therefore, your fees can be paid and you can be eligible for a one-off annual payment, financial support to cover placement costs and you can apply for a means-tested bursary. (Conditions apply)
-The main delivery site for this course is our Wrexham campus. Occasional interprofessional education sessions may be delivered from our St Asaph campus with students from various nursing and allied health courses.


What you will study YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Studies provide the foundation for future learning. Here you will be introduced to the main themes, philosophies, roles and responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist. You will develop practical skills as well as generic, transferable and study skills. MODULES Foundations in Professional Practice 1: introduction to what it means to be a health and care professional. Investigating the role and responsibilities of being an occupational therapist. You learn about occupational identity and the importance of occupation in everyday life as occupational beings to support health and well-being. Foundations in Professional Practice 2: focus on core skills of occupational therapists including assessment and goal planning. You learn the underpinning theory and philosophies of occupational therapy to apply in practice. Foundations in Research: focuses on study skills and an introduction to utilising research evidence in health and social care. Human Function Through Occupation: using occupational engagement as a focus to study normal human development, including anatomy, physiology and psychology through the life stages. Practice Placement 1: first clinical placement undertaken in a health or social care setting over a duration of 8 weeks. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Building on your Year 1 knowledge, you will be expected to develop your skills as an independent learner. Theoretical material will focus on the themes of dysfunction, therapeutic intervention and the scope of occupational therapy. The application of reflective and analytical skills will be encouraged. You will share opportunities with students on other programmes across modules through Interprofessional learning. MODULES Development in Professional Practice: you will examine the theory underpinning occupational therapy practice. Evidence in Practice: focus on building evaluation and research skills with an introduction to utilising research evidence in health and social care. Overcoming Occupational Barriers through Intervention: focus on therapeutic skills for a range of conditions/occupational issues across the lifespan. Complexity in Practice: focus on therapeutic skills for complex conditions/contexts through problem-solving and clinical reasoning. Includes a 3-week elective experience in a community-based setting. Practice Placement 2: second clinical placement focusing on the occupational therapy role in practice undertaken over the duration of 10 weeks. YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Level 6 involves the integration of therapeutic processes with skills of critical evaluation. Emphasis is also placed on ethical considerations, management philosophies and legislation. Independent learning and independent reflective practice will be expected. You will share opportunities with students on other programmes across modules through Interprofessional learning. MODULES Transition to Professional Practice: pulling together placement and academic experience you will begin to critique practice. You will learn leadership and management skills. You will develop an entrepreneurial mindset to build creativity, problem-solving and clinical reasoning in complex practice Research for Practice: further consolidation of research skills and completion of your research project. Evaluating Complex Practice: you will consolidate your therapeutic skills and ability to evaluate and critique practice with complex issues. Practice Placement 3: third clinical placement focusing on the occupational therapy role in practice undertaken over the duration of 12 weeks. On successful completion of all levels, you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy and will be eligible to apply for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Assessment method

Teaching & Assessment There are a wide variety of assessments including: Essays Group projects Viva presentations Research project Poster presentations Practical placements TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion team can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference. The course is either a three-year full-time programme or a four-year part-time programme, commended on the high value it attaches to supporting students in their studies and the quality of clinical placements. You will be part of a small cohort of students. The study is a mix of university-based lectures, group work, self-directed study at home and clinical placements. The modules are assessed through various methods including essays, practical assessments, case-based viva assessments, portfolio and competencies in practice placements.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Occupational Therapy at Wrexham University - UCAS