St George's, University of London

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

Occupational Therapy BSc

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Course summary

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. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, St George's 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. Learning is hands-on and takes place initially in simulated environments, including our dedicated Art of Living Suite. You'll also deepen your knowledge of the human body and how it works through practical sessions in our anatomy and dissection rooms. Over the course of three years you will spend 1,000 hours (approximately one-third of the programme) on placement in and around London in a range of different settings. These may include acute trusts, community settings, schools, local authorities, social enterprises, charities and non-traditional placements. Career prospects for occupational therapists are excellent, with opportunities for career progression within the NHS and other settings through professional practice and development into Senior Occupational Therapist and Advanced Practitioner roles, as well as progression into management, education and training or academic career pathways. Upon completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which will allow you to practice as an occupational therapist in the UK. This degree is awarded by St George’s, University of London and is run by the Centre for Allied Health (Education) in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University London. Course highlights

  • 1,000 hours are spent on placement within a diverse range of settings such as acute and community hospitals, schools and forensics units.
  • Cutting-edge facilities include our dedicated Art of Living Suite with simulated kitchen and bathroom, which enable you to learn skills for practice within a safe environment, as well as our pathology museum, anatomy and dissection rooms.
  • Accredited by the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
About St George’s, University of London Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
B920
Institution code:
S49
Campus name:
St 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

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)

Unistats information

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89%
Student satisfaction
46%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17250 Year 1
International £17250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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