Taught course

Occupational Therapy

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1). Applicants with a final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent, relevant work experience and postgraduate study will be considered.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

To receive an offer of a place on this course you must be successful at interview.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will also be required.

A satisfactory Occupational Health clearance will also be required.

Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course; please email answers@aru.ac.uk for further information. Applicants to undergraduate courses can also check our information about undergraduate entry qualifications.

You'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting a course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.

Months of entry


Course content

Join our two-year pre-registration Masters course in Occupational Therapy, validated by the HCPC and accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).

Occupational therapists help people to live, not just exist – enabling them to do the things they need and want to do, and regain quality of life.

Occupational therapy is a growing healthcare role in the UK. With an increase in patients with long-term and complex health needs, alternative treatment pathways are essential to provide a framework of options to support patients. Our pre-registration Masters degree will prepare you to join this area.

Our full-time Masters degree is open to graduates with excellent communication skills, who are resourceful, practically minded, comfortable in various environments and want to support people regain their lives. We welcome applications from positive, motivated and solution-focused people from a variety of backgrounds.

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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