Taught course

Advanced Practitioner: Occupational Therapy

Institution
University of East Anglia · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a first degree (min 2.2 or equivalent) carrying with it a qualification in a health care profession. Special entry requirements include state registration with a recognised health profession council combined with appropriate professional experience; those already qualified as an Occupational Therapist; with support from their employing organisation.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study:

This course is for senior clinicians and health care practitioners who want to pursue personal and professional development while contributing to their organisation's future plans, advancing their practice and leading the quality level of service delivered for their client. The course meets the NMC 'Draft Standards for Advanced Practice' and enables practitioners to develop their skills and services related to any clinical pathway.

Structure:

Students study in the areas of enhanced clinical assessment, research methodologies and pathophysiology, in addition to a choice compulsory module (with opportunity to pursue work-based learning or qualitative research). You will meet regularly with peers from other schools within the School of Health Sciences: an inter-professional attitude that encourages good communication and a greater understanding of different roles within the medical profession.

Teaching:

As a postgraduate student specialising in Occupational Therapy at UEA, you will benefit from research-led and problem-based teaching to ensure that, as a graduate, you’re fit for practice in the modern health and social care sectors. With great pride in its inter-professional academic environment, the School not only encourages students to reach their full potential, but also inspires lifelong learning and continued professional development opportunities.

Employability:

The School of Health Sciences takes a leading role in the renowned scientific research community of Norwich, a hub of exciting scientific research in the UK. As a student, you will enjoy great support for life-long learning and career development. In addition to studying this degree, a host of continual professional development (CPD) courses are available for those already qualified or working in health provision.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component); PTE: 68 (minimum 68 in all components).

Fees and funding

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • MSc Health Economics
  • MSc Health Research
  • MRes Clinical Science
  • MSc Clinical Research – National Institute for Health Research route
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies
  • MSc Adult Nursing

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk