Taught course

Pre-Registration Occupational Therapy

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit our website

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed for those who hold a degree, and provides a two year fast-track route into a professional career in Occupational Therapy.

Our MSc pre-registration Occupational Therapy programme is designed for those who already hold a degree and it provides a two year fast-track route into a professional career in Occupational Therapy. On successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as professional membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). Our programme is also recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Our course fully prepares you to join the future generations of occupational therapists. It focuses on developing your competence and capability in key areas such as critical thinking, problem solving, professional reasoning, research, and leadership. You will also learn professional values and behaviours and develop an understanding of the nature and meaning 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.

A varied profile of placement experience undertaken across the two years of the programme will allow you to integrate academic theory with actual occupational therapy practice and gain an insight into the wide-ranging employment opportunities available to you upon registration. Your practice-based learning will be facilitated by experienced occupational therapy practice educators who will support you in becoming the best occupational therapist you can be.

We promote compassionate and aspiring leadership. You will be introduced to the NHS Wales Gwella Leadership Portal as a key learning resource. We also use the Cardiff University ‘Becoming a Caring & Compassionate Practitioner’ website-hub to support your learning and reflection on effective and evidence-based leadership models.

Accreditations

Fees and funding

UK students
For tuition fee information, please visit our website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/pre-registration-occupational-therapy-msc-full-time-2-years
International students
For tuition fee information, please visit our website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/pre-registration-occupational-therapy-msc-full-time-2-years

If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Enquiries
Email
enquiry@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 4455