Taught course

Occupational Therapy

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Social Sciences, Psychology, Geography or English Literature. Applicants will also need to demonstrate a high level of interest and research into the profession. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree may be considered if the application is supported by the personal statement and significant experience. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain the skills to become a professional occupational therapist, able to deliver and evaluate occupational therapy services in a range of traditional and innovative settings.

We place an emphasis on understanding humans as occupational beings, and the relationship between occupation and health. As a result, you will explore topics such as occupational science, the history and development of the therapy, the complex nature of human occupation, the impact of illness, and the relative detrimental effects on health and wellbeing. You will learn to develop methods of assessing and enhancing occupational performance.

Your learning experience will include problem-based tutorials, journal clubs, creative and practical sessions, self-directed learning and research. You are required to undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of professional practice with the supervision and direction of experienced occupational therapists.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113