Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant science-based subject. Examples of relevant subjects include psychology, sociology, public health and human biology.

Alternatively, candidates have significant recent relevant work experience in health and social care.

Months of entry


Course content

Empower patients of all ages, experiencing physical, mental health or learning difficulties.”

Our MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) course will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to excel working with patients of all ages who have or are experiencing physical, mental health or learning difficulties.

With a patient-centred approach, this course teaches you to empower people who for reasons of ill-health, disability, trauma or adverse social circumstances, face barriers and challenges which prevent them from undertaking the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. Our course emphasises the importance of occupation in human life, the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing, and the power of occupation to transform the lives of individuals, groups and communities.

Our contemporary curriculum is designed to ensure you are adequately equipped to respond to the complexity of your clients’ needs, and ensures that care is safe, seamless and of a high standard. You will develop effective solutions to the challenges that patients are facing, by always seeking to understand the lived experience of the patient.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as an occupational therapist.

Why study to become an Occupational Therapist at AECC University College?

We offer an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of aspiring Occupational Therapists. Our fantastic state-of-the-art healthcare education provision includes:

  • On-site clinics
  • Imaging services
  • Treatment spaces
  • Pro-section laboratory (including a developing on-site occupational therapy service.)

This, coupled with our expertise in training healthcare professionals, and our links with both NHS and private practice providers, offers a fantastic environment in which aspiring Occupational Therapists can train and develop.

Information for international students

International students will be required to pay a non-refundable £1,000 tuition fee deposit to secure their place on the course. These deposits will need to be paid by August 31st 2022 and more details will be provided in your offer email.

Please note to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For this course, applicants are required to achieve the equivalent of an IELTS (academic) score of 7.0 or above with no less than 6.0 in each section.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team