Taught course

Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation

University of Salford · School of Environment and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You should have either an: Honours degree – normally a 2.2 or above in a relevant subject, Equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere. This course is for you if you work with – or want to work with individuals who are struggling to stay in, return to, or enter the world of work due to ill health, injury or ongoing physical, mental or social obstacles. The course is particularly appropriate if you are a practicing: Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse, Sports rehabilitators, Exercise professional, Psychologist, Counsellor, Social worker, Case manager, Employment advisor or Human resource professional. If you do not meet our academic entry requirements, but do have alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant experience in a related field /subject, you may still be successful in your application if you meet the criteria laid down in the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) route. For more information, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation at Salford:

  • You will gain inter-agency and inter-professional perspectives that will enhance your future collaborative practice
  • Your learning experience will be designed to support your current practice and career aspirations
  • In addition to knowledge, skills and valuable new contacts, you'll receive a highly-regarded qualification that will enhance your employability

Course Summary

The course, which focuses on health and the workplace, brings together the disciplines of occupational and vocational rehabilitation, with the intention of improving the coordination and delivery of health services.

During your time with us, you'll consider the health and wellbeing of the employed, as well as the needs of employers and those who are not currently employed.

The aim is to develop your critical awareness of the issues that paly a part in the area of occupational and vocational rehabilitation. the course takes a systematic, multi-disciplinary approach -one grounded in research and ethical principles.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in the language: we require an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £7,350

Part-time £2,625 for year 1

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £5,250

Full-time PgCert £2,625

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £7,500

Part-time £2,675 for year 1

Full-time International £13,050

Full-time PgDip £5,350

Full-time PgCert £2,675

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months
full time
5 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545