Taught course

Occupational Therapy (Pre Registration)

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to Occupational Therapy, and completed within the last five years. Applicants with experience in the field who hold a 2:2 honours degree will be assessed on an individual basis.

GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English Language, Maths and Science.

Accredited Prior Learning (APL), Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) and Accredited Work Based Learning (AWBL) may also be considered against University Criteria.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. All offers of places on this course are subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure and a satisfactory health check. You must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for people who want to help others to carry out everyday occupations with greater ease and independence – despite their disabilities, injuries or impediments.

The two year course is specifically designed for people who have already completed previous degree level study, and who can apply their critical thinking skills to the theory and practice of occupational therapy. The course includes four placements to develop skills and confidence in providing occupational therapy in a range of settings and contexts.

The advantages of this course include the breadth of our healthcare expertise and the variety of our placement opportunities.

This course adheres to the professional standards of practice, values and behaviours set out by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists - RCOT, which will allow you to be eligible for professional registration on successful completion of your degree.

Our pre-registration occupational therapy provision has been accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 243 7900