Taught course

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Level: Three A-level subjects adding up to 120 UCAS Tariff points.

GCSE: Five GCSE passes to include grade C in English Language, Maths and Science.

  • BA or BSc (Hons) minimum of a 2:2 or above, in a subject relevant to Occupational Therapy - for example: Sociology, Psychology, Biological Sciences, or Anthropology. All applicants must have taken and passed a module or course on research methods, addressing both qualitative and quantitative study designs and statistics.

and

  • An ability to communicate clearly in English; both the spoken word and in writing. Applicants whose first language is not English must have the following or an equivalent qualification acceptable by the University and the HCPC:

In addition to these, you will be expected to demonstrate a range of specific qualities and aptitudes appropriate to occupational therapy within the specific recruitment process which may include an individual and/or group interview and a written test.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Screening

All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

Selection process

All Oxford Brookes University Health and Social Care Programmes conduct Value Based Recruitment (VBR). We recognise that values and attitudes have the greatest impact on the quality of people’s care and their experiences.

VBR is a way of helping our Programme recruitment teams to assess the values, motives and attitudes of those who wish to work with people in health and social care settings. When we refer to values we mean, for example, the values included in the NHS constitution.

VBR focuses on ‘how’ and ‘why’ an applicant makes choices in how they act and seeks to explore reasons for their behaviour. Further details about the VBR framework can be found here.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to achieve an average score of 6.5 in an IELTS test with no less than 6.5 in any component.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) course enables you to graduate with a master’s degree. And be eligible to apply for registration as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK.

The course will develop your understanding of the potential for occupational therapy to promote the health and wellbeing of the population.

As an occupational therapist you will work people of all ages from all walks of life, in hospital, the community, their place of employment or in their home. Your clients will have a broad range of physical, mental health or social needs. You will work to improve function and enable them to fulfil the demands of their daily lives.

Our teaching staff are experienced in their specialist practice areas. They have reputations for excellence. As well as established links with colleagues, organisations and institutions at national and international level.

The degree does not provide eligibility to practice in any other country but it is WFOT recognised. This degree is NOT NHS Funded.

Information for international students

International applications

All offers are conditional on successful completion of medical and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

We are pleased to offer a number of places to international applicants. For more details, please contact us.

International applicants will:

  • need to apply early to allow enough time for obtaining visas if offered a place
  • be asked to pay a deposit of £1,000 to secure a place on the course.

Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

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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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848