Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Occupational Therapy

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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
The course is subject to approval: we will be accepting applications, but offers will not be made until full approval has been confirmed.

Course details


Year 1 • Occupational theory, techniques and skills • Professional practice • Digitisation in health and social care • 8-week placement Year 2 • Complex occupational theory, techniques and skills • Evidence-based practice • Engaging with communities • 10-week placement Year 3 • 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. The course is subject to approval: we will be accepting applications, but offers will not be made until full approval has been confirmed.

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 open to applications from International applicants.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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 at Swansea University - UCAS