University of Derby

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) (Taught)

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Course summary

This Masters level qualification qualifies you for a rewarding profession where you can help people facing physical and mental challenges to overcome barriers to their independence. A career in occupational therapy offers variety, purpose and immense job satisfaction. This Masters level qualification qualifies you for a rewarding profession where you can help people facing physical and mental challenges to overcome barriers to their independence.

  • Accelerate your career plans: because this programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, upon completion of the programme, you’ll be eligible to apply to register to practise as soon as you graduate, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements, and join a rewarding profession
  • Boost your professional credibility on a course accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Gain invaluable experience through practice-based learning which makes up almost half of the course
  • Learn from a dedicated and skilled team who have worked in a broad spectrum of occupational therapy roles
  • Improve your practical skills in our superb facilities ranging from a rehabilitation kitchen to virtual learning opportunities

Modules

Module include: foundations for occupational performance; occupational impact of life changes; occupational therapy: foundations for professional practice; occupational therapy: reasoning and therapeutic practice; practice placement education 1; practice placement education 2; practice placement education 3; the developing practitioner; the occupational therapy process: integrating theory and practice; independent scholarship.

Assessment method

Assessment is through a range of methods that are closely linked to the skills you’ll need for your future career and learning. This includes assessments such as written assignments, reports, oral presentations, practice based learning, and personal reflections. We support you to prepare for these assessments in various ways including assignment tutorials and internet-based resources.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

Entry requirements

You will need a 2.1 Honours degree or above, gained preferably within the last five years. You will need to be familiar with at least two areas of occupational therapy. Shadowing experience with an Occupational Therapist is desirable, ideally in more than one setting. You should also demonstrate what you have learnt from this. You will need to provide a satisfactory reference from an education establishment, a previous employer or person of standing that should demonstrate ability to manage the academic demands of the programme, as well as personal suitability.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £14900* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) at University of Derby - UCAS