Occupational Therapy at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This practice-based course – where you complete over 1000 hours in placement settings - gives you the skills and knowledge you need to follow a rewarding career as an occupational therapist eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) when you graduate. Occupational therapy combines a range of areas including human sciences (anatomy physiology and psychology); sociology; pathology; learning disabilities; and mental health. On this course you gain a grounding across these fields as well as learning about professional values and conduct; the underpinning theories; and the research behind evidence-based practice. You put your knowledge into practice through roleplay managed experiences and simulation with practical sessions that develop your skills in patient assessment treatment planning treatment interventions and the evaluation of their usefulness. Over the length of the course you benefit from being in placements for a minimum of 1000 hours where you are supported and supervised to develop your skills. Why choose this course?

  • Learn from an experienced academic team of scientists and clinicians using modern well-equipped facilities including simulation suites
  • Hone your developing skills in clinical placements part-time for your first and second years with full-time placements in your third year
  • Benefit from our extensive network of supervised practice placements across a variety of NHS community voluntary and private service settings
  • Study alongside physiotherapists and other healthcare students learning about each other’s roles. This helps you develop a strong professional identity as an occupational therapist while giving you a clear understanding of how your role contributes to the wider team
  • Develop the attitudes and values as well as the communication skills to deliver care with the compassion dignity and respect expected of a professional occupational therapist
  • Learn valuable transferable skills including research analysis communication critical thinking and leadership
Additional information We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.


Areas of study may include:

  • Wider clinical understandings, including pathology, sociology, and psychology
  • Research skills
  • Physiology for occupational therapists
  • Occupational beings
  • Occupational therapy interventions - equipment and adaptions
  • Occupational therapy interventions - therapeutic approaches
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How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Luton Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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

For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Occupational Therapy at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS