Occupational Science MSc at University of Bradford - UCAS

Course summary

This new MSc in Occupational Science is the only programme of its kind in the UK currently. It has been designed to meet the needs of an evolving healthcare system. Occupational therapists are increasingly working in multi-disciplinary teams and with diverse and emerging populations, and play a key role in meeting the considerable health care challenges of contemporary society. A sound understanding of the core skills and knowledge of occupation and the role of occupational science in the identification, assessment and treatment of health and illness is needed to guide and support this developing workforce. Occupational science is the scientific study of humans as occupational beings. Occupational scientists study the impact of culture, environment and society on health and well-being. Whilst occupational science is not occupational therapy, it is the academic discipline that informs and shapes occupational therapy practice. The programme is primarily designed for students with an undergraduate qualification in occupational therapy, but is also available for humanities, public health and social policy graduates who wish to study at MSc level in a specialist subject that has practical applications and relevance outside of occupational therapy. The programme provides opportunities for existing and experienced staff to develop higher levels of mastery in their profession, providing modular content which can be tailored specifically to areas of specialism. The program provides modules that align with the pillars defined in the Advanced Clinical Practice Framework, including modules to develop clinical practice, leadership and management through core and optional elements, and the inclusion of research activities during the program, culminating in a research activity which will relate to clinical practice enhancement. A blended learning approach will be adopted for this programme, including face-to-face on-campus delivery and aspects of distance learning. It is also available as a part-time programme. Our undergraduate Occupational Therapy programme is currently ranked third in the UK, and has a well-established reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship. We pioneered the development of role emerging placements and we remain one of the few undergraduate programs to offer this to all students as part of their third year clinical training.


Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to have either an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy or a social or applied sciences subject at a 2:2 classification or above. Applicants who have already achieved a Masters qualification (MA/MSc) or equivalent will also be considered for the programme. Prior work experience is not mandatory for this programme. However, candidates who have relevant work experience will be assessed on an experiential basis. Candidates with appropriate PG qualifications will have their qualifications mapped to ensure that the learning outcomes map from the achieved qualification to the Masters programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7744* Whole course
Northern Ireland £7744* Whole course
Scotland £7744* Whole course
Wales £7744* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £7744* Whole course
EU £19494* Whole course
International £19494* Whole course
Channel Islands £19494* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Occupational Science MSc at University of Bradford - UCAS