Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Occupational Therapy

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

The information on this page is for 2022-23 entry and should be used as guidance for 2023-24 entry. The page will be updated shortly, thank you for your patience. The Occupational Therapy course provides you with a mixture of research informed teaching and practical experience. We believe this combination of research expertise (Occupational Therapy and Coventry University is ranked 4th for Research Intensity in the Complete University Guide 2019) and practical experience contributes to the successful outcomes for the course, including being ranked 5th for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2019. The purpose of the course is to educate you to become an occupational therapist, and the assessments employed utilise our world-class simulation facilities and model the skills you will need in practice. There are no written exams as we believe that an oral exam (viva) completed in your final practice setting allows you to demonstrate your ability to verbalise your knowledge and theoretical understanding, reflecting the skills you will require once qualified. Undertaking one at each level of study, our professional practice placements are perfectly timed (7, 10 and 12 weeks) to consolidate University learning, across a range of traditional and innovative settings. A teaching team of more than 30 research-active, clinical specialist, registered occupational therapists support and develop your learning. Your named Academic & Personal Tutor will work with you throughout the duration of your studies to support and reflect on your professional, academic and personal development. There are a wide variety of employability-enhancing opportunities, including a long-running annual student conference, and 94% of graduates are in work and/or study six months after finishing the course, with 96% of those in a professional/managerial job. There are also international opportunities including online discussion forums, field visits, placements and the opportunity to study modules abroad. Key Course Benefits

  • A commitment to working in partnership with students to continually develop and further enhance the programme which has been running for over 25 years.
  • Our strong links with a wide range of local health trusts, social services, private health, charitable and voluntary organisations who provide practice development activities.

Course details

Modules

This course aims to provide you with a mixture of research informed teaching and practical experience. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be educated to become an Occupational Therapist, and the assessments within this course are desgined to utilise Coventry University’s simulation facilities and model the skills you will need in practice. There are no written exams as we believe that an oral exam (viva) completed in your final practice setting should allow you to demonstrate your ability to verbalise your knowledge and theoretical understanding, reflecting the skills you will require once qualified. Undertaking one at each level of study, our professional practice placements are timed (7, 10 and 12 weeks) to consolidate University learning, across a range of traditional and innovative settings. Travel expenses are borne by the student. A teaching team, which usually consists of of more than 30 research-active, clinical specialist, registered occupational therapists aim to help to support and develop your learning. Your named Academic & Personal Tutor will work with you throughout the duration of your studies to help support and reflect on your professional, academic and personal development. There are a wide variety of employability-enhancing opportunities, including a long-running annual student conference, and 95% of graduates are in work and/or study six months after finishing the course, with 91% of those in a professional/managerial job. (National Student Survey 2016/17) There are also international opportunities including online discussion forums, field visits, placements and the opportunity to study modules abroad. International/abroad opportunities, field visits, and placements may be limited and subject to availability, meeting visa requirements and additional costs apply. The course has been designed to provide a practical-focused approach for the personal and professional development of occupational therapists. It will be underpinned by the principles of empowerment, self-awareness and individual responsibility in order to prepare you to work within changing health and social care environments. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B920
Institution code:
C85
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Other

A minimum of 2 days occupational therapy work experience is required.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
88%
Student satisfaction
92%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
97%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are to be confirmed.
Occupational Therapy at Coventry University - UCAS