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Course summary

The curriculum has been designed to reflect the dynamic and evolving role of the Occupational Therapist. With our commitment to inter-professional learning, you will learn from and with other health care professionals to enhance your practice and person centred care. You will learn from a highly experienced and passionate teaching team who will provide support you to help you to achieve your ambition. We work with a number of practice partners to give you essential practical experience across a range of settings. You will benefit from our new clinical skills suite including a state-of-the-art immersive lab. Our Occupational Therapy programme is subject to accreditation by the Health and Care Professions Council. You will study a range of modules including Introduction to Professional Health Care Practice, Human Function in Health and Disease, Collaborative Care and Empowering Self and Others. Modules covering specialist areas of practice across the lifespan combine to cover all the components required to be eligible for registration as an Occupational Therapist. Practice Placements in each of the three years of study will enable you develop a range of core skills required for professional practice.

Modules

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B920
Institution code:
N36
Campus name:
Birmingham Newman University
Campus code:
N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE/IGCSE English Language and Maths grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent Applicants must have achieved these before commencing on the three year programme. Applicants will also be required to be successful at a values based in-person interview. Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details. All applicants for professional health programmes must undergo additional screening to ensure their suitability. Screening includes assessment of disclosure and barring service (DBS) status; as well as occupational health checks. Occupational health assessments ensure that applicants are fit to fulfil the demands of placements.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Occupational Therapy at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS