Taught course

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

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Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience:
- Degree 2:2 or above in any subject, obtained in the last 10 years. You need to supply a copy of the original certificate.
- Work experience in health or social care preferred but not essential.

Other:
- Two academic/professional references.

- On entry to the programme, successful applicants will be also required to undertake basic life support training.Incomplete applications without the additional entry criteria will not be considered.

- One 500-word report which demonstrates the applicants understanding of the diversity of occupational therapy. Each applicant is responsible for gaining the knowledge required to write the report. Applicants who work in an occupational therapy setting may wish to draw on their experience, but it will be expected that a range of services will be referred to including physical, mental health, hospital or community settings. All applicants are encouraged to use resources such as books, journal articles, and web-based sources. The report will not be expected to cover all occupational therapy practice settings. The report should be in addition to the personal statement and uploaded as a separate document on the personal statement section of the admissions portal.

English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall with no element below 6.5 (to meet requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council).

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

If you do not meet these entry requirements, you could apply for our Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons). It is ideal if you wish to start a career in this challenging and highly rewarding field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course (previously known as Health Through Occupation) gives you license to register and practice as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

It is ideal for graduates of any subject who wish to gain both a professional and academic qualification and start a career in this challenging and highly rewarding field.

You will explore occupational health through our innovative problem-based learning approach, with an emphasis on practical application of skills and knowledge. Through this balance of theory and practice experience you will graduate a capable and confident occupational therapist.

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.

Successful completion of the professional elements of the programme leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy.

this course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Course enquiries
Email
connect@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644