Occupational Therapy at University of Bradford - UCAS

Course summary

Our Occupational Therapy programme offers you an active, collaborative learning experience in a friendly, supportive environment. You’ll gain the theoretical understanding and hands-on practical experience you need to become a professional Occupational Therapist. You develop knowledge of:

  • occupational needs of people and populations
  • professional skills to address barriers to occupation
  • maintaining and enhancing peoples occupational performance
Occupational Therapists help people recover from physical or mental illness, supporting them to live their life to the fullest. You’ll work with both adults and children in a range of health and social care settings, finding creative solutions to day-to-day problems. You'll learn from highly experienced practising Occupational Therapists in a small cohort, and develop your skills in real-life environments and situations, both in our outstanding simulation facilities and on our diverse range of practice placements, undertaken in all three years. Professional accreditation The successful completion of BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy will allow eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an occupational therapist. The course is also approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. Rankings We are ranked 3rd in the UK for Occupational Therapy in the Complete University Guide 2021.


Year 1: Professional Knowledge and Foundations of Practice (core) Performance of Occupational Beings (core) Professional Placement One (core) Developing Occupational Therapy Practice (core) Year 2: Enabling Occupation (core) Research Methods in Health and Sport (core) Professional Placement Two (core) Professional Placement Three (core) Year 3: Evidence Based Practice (core) Transition into Practice (core) Professional Placement Four (core) Professional Placement Five (core) Aspirational Research Proposal (option) Evaluating Service Delivery (option) Literature Review (option) Primary Research Project (option)

Assessment method

Assessments will include professional practice placement assessments, written assignments, reflective portfolios, practical assessments, oral and poster presentations. Service users, clinicians and academic staff will be involved in marking assessments across the three years.

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All short-listed candidates will be interviewed. Acceptance is subject to completion of a satisfactory medical and Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Applicants must demonstrate in their application that they have researched the course and profession. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 with no sub-test less that 6.0 (or equivalent).

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
EU £23290* Year 1
International £23290* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Occupational Therapy at University of Bradford - UCAS