Occupational Therapy at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Become an Occupational Therapist and improve patients' lives with BSc Occupational Therapy at the University of Southampton, a course ranked 2nd in the UK (Complete University Guide 2024). On your three-year BSc Occupational Therapy degree you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to treat people with psychological, physical or social disabilities. You will learn how to work effectively with patients, their families, and carers, as well as with other healthcare professionals. Occupational therapy combines a range of areas including human anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology, pathology, learning disabilities, and mental health. You will explore the impact of health conditions and life events on people’s sense of self, relationships, and occupations. This programme gives you all the knowledge and skills to start your career along with eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist. This programme is also accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. .


We have a varied range of modules for all years, to ensure you have the learning opportunities to deliver patient care confidently. Examples of core modules for year one include: An Introduction to Professional Practice (Level 4) Design for Occupation 1 Foundations of Health Sciences for Occupational Therapists Practice Placement 1 OT Principles of Health Sciences for Occupational Therapy Principles of Occupational Therapy Practice Therapeutic Engagements/Partnerships in Occupational Therapy Practice 1 Using Evidence in Occupational Therapy Practice For a full list of the modules available, please visit the course page. Please note: information included was correct at time of publication, March 2024.

Assessment method

Throughout your degree you'll be supported to achieve your best in assessments by our vibrant Health Sciences community, your Personal Academic Tutor, and your Practice Mentor. The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group projects and independent learning (studying on your own). We’ll assess you using: essays, oral presentations, written and practical exams and placement assessment.

Professional bodies

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

  • The World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists, College of

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

GCSEs: Minimum of GCSE Maths and English Language (A*-C or 4-9). GCSE Science (A*-C or 4-9) also required if not offered as a level 3 qualification. Recent relevant study must have been within 3 years You may be required to attend a selection day and complete satisfactory Occupational Health and Police Checks.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £28900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £28900 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees for courses starting in September 2025 will not be confirmed until August 2024. The fees shown are applicable to 2024 entry and are for illustrative purposes only. Please see our website for further details and updates: www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Occupational Therapy at University of Southampton - UCAS