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.
- 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.
All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.
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:
For applicants whose first language is not English, an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.5 in Reading and Writing, and 6.0 in Listening and Speaking) is required.
Months of entry
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
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 £3,000 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.
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
Financial support and scholarships
All eligible Occupational Therapy students on courses from September 2020 (new and continuing) will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund
For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0) 1865 484848