Overview Occupational therapists play a key role in helping people regain, maintain or improve their participation in life. Often they work with people whose ability to take part in life has been impacted by injury, disability or illness. Occupational therapists also work with individuals and groups whose ability and freedom to take part in life is restricted by other circumstances. This includes those who are detained in prison, or in immigration centres, as well as people who are homeless, or are refugees. At Worcester, we value compassionate, effective and ethical care. Our occupational therapy degree will equip you with the skills and experience you will need to support others to live the life of their choice. We have a strong focus on leadership in our programme, helping you to develop both as a therapist and as a dynamic practitioner throughout your career. The Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) will be underpinned with a School-wide commitment to interprofessional learning that aims to develop skilled and compassionate practitioners who have the confidence to engage with and promote professional, social, and political change in health and social care. This course runs in parallel with the Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) integrating collaborative working, and evidence-based person-centred practice. Key Features
- Excellent facilities, including Ability House - our own on-site educational facility, and clinical suites equipped with extensive simulation equipment
- A supportive teaching team, who are all qualified occupational therapy practitioners
- Strong industry links ensure the programme embraces contemporary practice and provides diverse placement opportunities
- You are supported to gain more than 1,000 hours of practice-based learning in a variety of practice settings
- Your practical skills are developed through placements throughout the course
- Accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council
- Our Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) achieved 100% Student Satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey
- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
- Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
- Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Students should normally have been in education within 3 years of commencing a place on the course as this will best equip them to study at degree level. However, we know that often mature students may have had a longer gap between study and application for the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Degree but have been working in a very relevant area . In these circumstances we would encourage potential applicants to contact [email protected] to discuss their individual situation further.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English and who are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of their proficiency must ensure that it is, or is comparable to, IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5. (HCPC 2012) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 7.0 with no element below 6.5
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.