Taught course

Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy

Entry requirements

An honours degree. This course is not suitable for applicants already holding a qualification in occupational therapy. Experience with people within services and a research project or research experience is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will attract people holding an undergraduate honours degree who may want to change career to become an occupational therapist. It is an intensive course of study which will develop theoretical, analytical, practical and evaluative skills. Occupational therapists assess people's disengagement from their occupations and provide ways for them to re-engage in their occupational roles or provide alternatives in order to improve their quality of life. Modules reflect the nature of occupational therapy, which is concerned with the relationship between people's occupations and their health. The course prepares graduates to work in diverse practice contexts.

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

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
30 months


full time
24 months
part time
42 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50

Course contact details

Catriona Dillingham
+44 (0) 131 474 0000
+44 (0) 131 474 0001