Taught course

Occupational Therapy (Post-registration)

University of Brighton · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree and experience:This course is for qualified occupational therapists and applicants will normally hold an appropriate honours degree qualification in occupational therapy. Those without a first degree in occupational therapy but with a diploma qualification may be considered. All applicants who meet this minimum requirement will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course. Occupational therapists who wish to focus their learning on management or education within occupational therapy may prefer to undertake the Occupational Therapy (Post-registration) and Management or Occupational Therapy (Post-registration) and Education route. Applications for these routes are welcome from occupational therapists who are either currently working, or may be preparing to work, in roles in which they have management or educational responsibilities. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing.

Months of entry


Course content

Our post-reg Occupational Therapy MSc enables qualified occupational therapists to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification.

The course helps you to develop your clinical and communication skills, and broaden your knowledge of the occupational therapy specialty while earning a formal qualification.

A wide range of option modules means you can create your own study programme to suit your professional or personal aspirations.

We are known for our flexible approaches to practice-based learning, with course durations and intensities that can be adapted to your individual needs and outside commitments.

The values of the NHS constitution are embedded in our curriculum; where patients come first in everything the NHS does, and include respect and dignity, compassion and working together for patients.

Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in practice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 72 months
full time
12 months


part time
15 months

Course contact details

School of Health Sciences