Occupational Therapy at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Choose to study Occupational Therapy and you’ll be taking the first step towards an exciting and rewarding profession that focuses on developing extraordinary partnerships with people and making lasting, positive changes to their lives by empowering them to reach their maximum potential. By entering onto our three-year course, you will develop the skills and attributes required to help people to address their difficulties. Occupational therapists play a critical role in helping people of all ages to overcome challenges caused by illness, ageing or an accident, so that they can continue with the occupations that are important to them. As well as giving you a solid and varied academic grounding, our programme will provide you with early patient contact and access to superb facilities, including our anatomy room and assistive technology suite. These will help you develop the practical skills which will prove vital to making your career a success. About This Course As a qualified Occupational Therapist (OT), you’ll need to work in close collaboration with other health and social care professionals, which is why our programme has a strong inter-professional focus, embodying the principles that facilitate effective teamwork. You’ll develop a professional identity of your own, while gaining a greater awareness of the roles and responsibilities of all partners in health and social care. Throughout the course, you’ll share modules with physiotherapy and speech and language therapy students. And you’ll take part in small teaching groups, allowing you to get involved with a close-knit student body and supportive learning culture. Hands-on practice is vital, so you will have practice placement experiences in every year of your courses with us. We ensure you get a varied experience with a mixture of both physical and mental health placements. Our three-year course, which is fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) ensures you are:

  • Able to practice autonomously, using your knowledge and skills to make complex decisions in practice
  • A lifelong learner, capable of using reflective practice within a framework of continuing professional development
  • An active research consumer, basing your practice on high-quality research evidence, and able to contribute towards the culture of enquiry within the profession
  • Flexible, innovative and responsive to change, able to manage yourself and others within shifting contexts of health, social care and education, enhancing service development while ensuring quality and productivity
  • Able to work safely and effectively within your scope of practice, understanding the impact of culture, equality and diversity so you act in the best interests of service users at all times
  • Proactive in leadership and the management of others
  • A skilled team member, operating effectively within interdisciplinary and multi-agency environments
Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: www.uea.ac.uk

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or C including English Language, Mathematics and a science. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email [email protected]

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Offers will be made to applicants after completion of successful interviews, and will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check (including evidence of appropriate immunisations), an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references. We will let you know what you need to do (and when) to meet these conditions if you are successful in gaining an offer. As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level: • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in each component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

UEA English Language Equivalencies


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
International £20600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee, whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Occupational Therapy at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS