Occupational Therapy at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This is a practice-based course where you complete over 1,000 hours in placement settings. It gives you the skills and knowledge you need to follow a rewarding career as an occupational therapist. You put your skills and knowledge into practice through managed roleplay and simulation as well as practical sessions where you learn about patient assessments; treatment planning; treatment interventions; and impact evaluations. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). On successful completion, you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and consider a broad range of roles in the NHS; local government; charity sector; government agencies; and private sector.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • Fully immersive simulation unit with range of settings, to prepare students for real-life scenarios in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Occupational therapy simulated ‘flat’ that includes a bedroom, bathroom, living area and moving and handling room.
  • Putteridge Bury Wellbeing Garden.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • We collaborate with a wide range of sector-relevant organisations, enabling us to offer placements across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and London as well as the opportunity for placement experiences abroad.
Your Student Experience
  • Benefit from a course that builds learner competence and confidence through theory and practice-based learning opportunities including placements in a variety of settings, spread across the three years of the degree.
  • Learn from an experienced academic team of scientists and clinicians using modern facilities that include state-of-the art simulation suites.
  • This degree includes 1,000 hours on placement over three years, 40 hours of which can be simulated practice; placements are located across our regions and we can also place students abroad.
  • Study alongside other health students - including physiotherapy, nursing, paramedic science, social work and midwifery – so you can explore how areas are connected and develop strong inter-professional skills.
  • Hear from expert guest speakers from the UK and around the world.
  • Showcase your skills and knowledge to local employers at our annual Graduate Therapies Conference.


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

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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

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 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

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Occupational Therapy at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS