Taught course

Occupational Therapy (Post-Registration)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy

Entry requirements

Honours degree in Occupational Therapy -Relevant experience and education would be accepted in place of honours degree, e.g. professional qualifications -UK students registering for the named award must be registered with the Health Professions Council. -International students registering for the named award normally will have gained their professional qualification from a school recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is suitable for occupational therapists who wish to develop knowledge of the evidence-base in practice and to further develop critical thinking, clinical reasoning and research knowledge. It is suitable for occupational therapists from a wide range of clinical settings and will enable occupational therapists to change career direction to advanced practitioner, education, research or management.

The flexible nature of the course allows you to design a programme relevant to you and your career path, creating an intellectually stimulating opportunity for you to develop academic knowledge and research skills that will enhance your practice. As well as core modules, you will select topics and themes which are of specific interest to you.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scottish domiciled and EU students on this course may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan through the Students Award Agency Scotland.

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-84 months
full time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66

Course contact details

Linda Renton
+44 (0) 131 474 0000
+44 (0) 131 474 0001