Research course

Occupational Therapy

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

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Entry requirements

MPhil - First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

PhD - A Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or the applicant has appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Occupational Therapy.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

School of Allied Health and Community

The School of Allied Health and Community has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in Occupational Therapy Professional Practice, Mental Health and Marginalised Populations, Occupational Wellbeing and Participation, Assistive Technology, and Practice Education.

Supervision areas

The School of Allied Health and Community has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in Occupational Therapy Professional Practice, Mental Health and Marginalised Populations, Occupational Wellbeing and Participation, Assistive Technology, and Practice Education.

Some of the topics being researched by our current MPhil/PhD students include:

  • A critical exploration of staff experiences and roles following a student death by suicide within three United Kingdom Higher Education Institutions
  • An inductive analysis into the lived experiences of early inflammatory arthiritis patients perceptions and interpretations of SDM from early symptom onset to first treatment year

Resources

Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state-of-the-art library facilities. The Occupational Therapy team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including: Ability House, which includes a state-of-the-art assistive technology equipment; McClelland Wellbeing Centre; Simulation Suites; and excellent partnerships with local Trusts, Health Services and Social Care Services.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research School
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182