St George's, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: St George’s, University of London

Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy is a health and social care profession that supports people experiencing challenges in their health and wellbeing as a result of injury, illness, or disability. Occupational therapists work collaboratively with their clients using a person-centred approach, helping them to participate in the roles and activities they want to, despite any challenges they might face. Occupational therapists work with children and adults of all ages in a range of settings including health organisations, social care, housing, education, prisons, employment services, voluntary organisations, and in private practice. They work with clients facing challenges such mental health problems, physical illnesses or disabilities and learning disabilities. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, our Occupational Therapy BSc course explores the concepts, principles and theories of occupational science, human development, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. You will develop excellent communication skills and learn to work collaboratively with a range of clients, carers and communities to meet their goals. Year 1 is primarily university based, although you will complete your first practice placement. Collaborative inter-professional education, with other health care students, helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills. In Year 2 you will build on your understanding of theoretical concepts and develop the skills you need to deliver occupational therapy with a variety of clients in physical or mental health services, and with clients with learning disabilities. You will complete two practice placements giving you an opportunity to put theory into practice. Year 3 includes a research project and another practice placement in which you will work with greater autonomy; this will help ease your transition into a practitioner. This course will equip you with the skills you need to practise occupational therapy in a wide range of health and social care settings, as well as non-traditional settings such as working with homeless people and refugees. When you graduate you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which will allow you to practise as an occupational therapist in the UK. Course highlights

  • Placements in a range of diverse practice settings within the greater London area, and the opportunity for international placements
  • Established links with local NHS and social care organisations, enhancing your employment prospects
  • Jointly awarded by St George’s, University of London and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership with Kingston University
  • Accreditation by Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists
About St George’s, University of London As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Course details

Modules

By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, this course explores concepts, principles and theories of occupational science, human development, anatomy, physiology, and psychology to develop a strong foundation to practice as an Occupational Therapist. You will develop excellent communication skills and learn to work collaboratively with a range of clients, carers and communities to meet their goals. Year one is primarily university-based, although you will complete your first practice placement. Collaborative inter-professional education, with other health care students, helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills and appreciate the roles of other professionals In year two you will build on your understanding of theoretical concepts and learn skills to deliver Occupational Therapy with a variety of clients in a range of health and social care services, and with clients with learning disabilities or children. You will complete two practice placements, an opportunity to put theory into practice and develop your skills further. A comprehensive research project in year three also puts your analytical skills to the test, and you will complete another practice placement where you will work with greater autonomy and competency. You can find further information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/occupational-therapy#modules

Assessment method

You can find information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/occupational-therapy#studying

Professional bodies

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

  • British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists
  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB920
Institution code S49
Campus nameSt George's, University Of London
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB Sciences or Social Science may be helpful but are not essential. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted. Re-sits will be considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Subjects in Science, Psychology, Biology, Health and Social Care may be helpful but is not essential
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits M: 24 credits P: 0 credits 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). Credits must be in science subjects. Overall 21 credits graded at Distinction and 24 at Merit.
Scottish Higher BBBBB Five B grades at Higher Level including English Language, Maths and Science. BBB at Advanced Higher Level including Biology or Human Biology.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 15 points at Higher Level, sciences or Social Science may be helpful but are not essential At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English, if at least a C grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/occupational-therapy#entry-criteria

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

You can find detailed information about what to expect from a St George's MMI (multiple mini interview) on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-study/how-to-apply/multiple-mini-interview-mmis


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)77.0 overall (including minimum 7.0 in Writing and a 6.5 in all other components)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Occupational Therapy at St George's, University of London - UCAS