Taught course

MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) *

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Health Studies

Entry requirements

UK 2:2 entry grade. Some understanding of research methodology, taken within dissertation, final year project or as its own module will be required.

We invite students from a wide range of scientific, social science and humanities backgrounds to apply and be considered. You will need to have completed an undergraduate degree in one of these fields to be eligible. Other eligible backgrounds will be evaluated individually on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants will be subject to an interview and upon enrolment, applicants will be required to go through occupational health checks. DBS and Occupational Health checks are mandatory admissions requirements for this programme in alignment with Health and Care Professions Council standards of education and training for occupational therapists.

Months of entry


Course content

*new course under development

The pre-registration MSc Occupational Therapy programme is delivered by the Department of Health Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London in collaboration with local partners.

This two-year masters will give you the knowledge and practical skills that you need to develop a rewarding career as an occupational therapist in emerging global health roles and social prescribing roles in the UK and in internationals settings. The course places an emphasis on placements throughout the degree to develop your practice-based experience and establish strong employment networks.

Occupational therapy has a valuable role in society helping people recover, maintain or improve healthy participation in life. Working across disciplines in different sectors, our programme has a unique focus upon disaster management, sustainability, and global health. It offers training in globally relevant and developing skills for disaster management and will deepen your understanding of the value of sustainability and the importance of the environment to health, wellbeing and social care.

You will acquire clinical and professional reasoning skills for occupational therapy in different settings, and learn the methods and skills needed to work with individual clients as well as community groups in the public and environmental health sectors.

Through teaching and practical placements, you will develop assessment and intervention skills for health promotion in physical and mental health with a variety of age groups, together with service evaluation and quality improvement skills.

The Department of Health Studies is a hub for world-leading research, knowledge exchange and public engagement and you will be taught by international research leaders across a broad range of topics.

You will benefit from individual attention, stimulating teaching to inspire and challenge you, and the flexibility to explore your own interests.

Information for international students

Visit www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/international-students/english-language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Visit www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/fees-and-funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Samita Kirve