Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Occupational Therapy

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Course summary

The human body is amazing but when things go wrong, either mentally or physically, people often aren’t able to do activities that matter to them. What are the barriers to activity? Are there ways to overcome these barriers? These are the questions you’ll be finding the answers to as an Occupational Therapist. At Brunel you’ll be integrating theory with practice. You’ll learn to examine the physical, psychological and contextual aspects of a patient. This can be from the acute stage through to the general rehabilitation in the community. You’re encouraged to be creative in your approach and to develop ways to solve their problems. For instance you could be helping someone who has had an amputation to use a wheelchair and identifying ways to have their kitchen adapted. On the course you’ll be encouraged to use your own skills and hobbies to aid rehabilitation. This can be anything from art or music to hair braiding. You’ll learn to use research and literature and to look at evidence to help your understanding of a patient’s condition. Eventually you’ll learn the skills to create your own research. Brunel is ranked first in London for Occupational Therapy in The Complete University Guide 2019. If you’re positive, a motivator, good at coming up with solutions to problems and looking for a career that’s rewarding and really makes a difference to people’s lives then this is the course for you.

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory Modules

  • Core Professional Skills 1
  • Human Sciences
  • Knowledge and Skills for Occupational Therapy
  • Practice Placement 1
  • Preparation for FHEQ Level 5 Studies
  • Professional Development
Year 2 Compulsory Modules
  • Core Professional Skills 2
  • Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy
  • Occupations for Health and Wellbeing
  • Practice Placement 2
  • Practice Placement 3
  • Theory of Occupation
Year 3 Compulsory Modules
  • Core Professional Skills 3
  • Occupational Therapy Provision and Service Development
  • Practice Placement 4
  • Professional Practice
  • Research in Occupational Therapy
- Research Methods

Assessment method

As you progress through your degree studies, your performance in all modules will be assessed. A variety of assessment tools are used, reflecting the variation in subject studies. These include written examinations, essays and reports, together with practical presentations. You will be assessed on each practice placement and must pass these in order to graduate. Assessments during year 2 and year 3 studies will determine the classification of degree that you will be awarded. As in all universities, Brunel assessments are subject to review by external examiners to ensure that common standards are maintained across all degrees.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7with no less than 6.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 65% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)100with a minimum of 20 in all subsections
PTE Academic64with a minimum of 58 in all sub scores

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £20450* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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