Taught course

Occupational Therapy (Post-Registration)

Brunel University London · Clinical Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Occupational Therapy (WFOT approved). Five months or more relevant clinical experience is desirable. Applicants who hold an Occupational Therapy Diploma with a GPA 3.0/4 (or above) from Nanyang Polytechnic and have 1 year's full-time post qualification relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. Other Occupational Therapy qualifications with relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis and applicants will be required to attend an interview. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Months of entry


Course content

We are very fortunate to be able to provide this high quality programme as Brunel University London has one of the largest and most highly qualified occupational therapy staff groups in the world; the expertise is there to teach and supervise at Master’s and Doctoral levels.

Every module assignment can be focused on a topic you or your manager wants to investigate. The assignments are practically useful – write an evidence-based protocol or care pathway for your clients, plan how to improve the effectiveness of your service, evaluate and debate research in order to decide if the evidence is worth incorporating into practice, reflect on how central occupational engagement is for enhancing the health of your clients, or take a topic of interest to you.

The course does not further clinical skills, nor does it lead to registration from the UK professional governing bodies, but rather focuses on developing the occupational therapist’s ability to evaluate and enhance professional practice. Up to 60 credits of academic taught module exemptions can be offered for students holding a postgraduate certificate in Occupational Therapy, relevant postgraduate modules from other universities, or substantial relevant post professional periods of study – for example, AMPS or Sensory Integration.

Frequently asked questions.


Master's level study is essential if you want to gain the skills to evaluate your interventions, build professional confidence and seek out and develop existing theories, which inform your practice.

This course is aimed at occupational therapists wanting to continue their professional development and develop evidence-based practice – and will broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the value of occupational therapy in today's changing world.

Each module’s content is embedded in practice and overall the programme aims to develop your skills in analysing evidence, implementing and evaluating occupational therapy research.

Special Features

This Brunel Master's is one of the few in the UK specialising in occupational therapy, and it has been especially designed to meet your needs as a practising therapist, helping you to gain greater mastery in your chosen area of occupational therapy.

The programme has been praised by the University validating committees as a model Master's degree for professional practitioners, for it brings theory to the workplace.

Based on a sound approach to adult education, the course invites students to bring issues from practice to analyse in class.

The programme was rated top out of all postgraduate programmes at Brunel University with regard to its capacity to promote personal development.

Information for international students

Qualifications in occupational therapy from WFOT approved programs accepted. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 7 (min 6.5W, 6.5L, 6.5R, 6.5S); Pearson: 64 (58 in all subscores); BrunELT: 70% (65% in all areas).

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time
International students
£17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2016, students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2016/17 of up to £10,000. Find out more

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment55
Dissertation30 (20000 words)
Self directed learning5

Course contact details

Georgia Spiliotopoulou
T +44(0)1895 268827 | E georgia.spiliotopoulou@brunel.ac.uk