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Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

MSc

Start date:

September 2024

Duration:

2 years (full-time) 

Number of credits:

180

Learn to become an Occupational Therapist and enable people of all ages to overcome challenges with completing everyday tasks or activities.

Did you know?

Roehampton has longstanding significant expertise in the broad field of health and wellbeing which are all relevant to the development and delivery of the pre-registration Occupational Therapy curriculum.

Study a programme with a focus on community and social care, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan and associated workforce strategy.

 

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

Year One

  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Occupational Performance
  • Professional Skills within Health
  • Research Methods for Healthcare Practice
  • Placements

Year Two

  • Enhancing and Emerging and Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Contemporary Leadership and Innovation
  • Research Project
  • Placements

Skills

Make a difference to human lives with a postgraduate degree in Physiotherapy.

This programme is aimed at students wanting to become Occupational Therapists, giving you the skills to provide exceptional care to a wide range of individuals:

  • Those living with physical and mental health conditions
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Across the lifespan

The programme focuses on getting you ready to work in health and social care organisations, housing, education and voluntary organisations. Throughout the course you will gain practical skills and experience by learning how to:

  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for competent occupational therapy practice
  • Assess and critically analyse the professional and scientific knowledge base which informs occupational therapy practice
  • Practice using knowledge and skills specific to occupational therapists, so as to optimise the health and social well-being of the people you work with.

Learning

Learn in a stimulating environment. 

You will learn via a wide variety of methods. There will be lectures, seminars and practical sessions in specialised teaching spaces such as the brand-new Mary Seacole Health Innovation Centre . Online learning material will also be available to support sessional teaching. You will also undertake placements with local health and social care organisations.

 

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Assessment

Push yourself with real world assessments.

Assessment will be via a range of different methods including written reports, portfolios, reflective logs and presentations. A variety of assessments are proposed to reflect the learning outcomes and the needs of graduates in the health and social care workplace. Emphasis on the assessment is for students to demonstrate critical analysis of theory practice links. Each module is assessed formatively and summatively to support ongoing learning and development from feedback.

 

Careers

Shape the future of public health.

The MSc in Occupational Therapy is designed and delivered so that you will be able to meet the professional and regulatory body standards. Graduates will be skilled, innovative, intellectually proficient, autonomous and employable occupational therapists, who can contribute to the future development of the profession.

There is an acute shortage of Occupational Therapists so you will have lots of career options. Occupational Therapists can work in the NHS, schools, social care, private practice, third sector, prisons and probationary services, research and education.

 

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

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UK postgraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation.

Specific entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above, including mathematics, English language or literature and a science subject or equivalent, plus UK undergraduate honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent international qualification.

Degrees include biological sciences, sport science, nursing, psychology, arts, business, sociology, healthcare, drama. Other degrees will be considered on an individual basis. If the first degree is not in a relevant subject, the applicant should have completed a research project as part of the undergraduate degree. Evidence of interest and preferably work experience in a relevant field.

Additional Requirements Non-native English speakers who do not have GCSE English or equivalent at grade 4/C or above require an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in writing and at least 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, with a minimum overall score of 7.0. Please refer to the HCPC website for more details. Disclosure & Barring Service report, occupational health clearance and values-based interview.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

To be confirmed.

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International postgraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation.

Specific entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above, including mathematics, English language or literature and a science subject or equivalent, plus UK undergraduate honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent international qualification.

Degrees include biological sciences, sport science, nursing, psychology, arts, business, sociology, healthcare, drama. Other degrees will be considered on an individual basis. If the first degree is not in a relevant subject, the applicant should have completed a research project as part of the undergraduate degree. Evidence of interest and preferably work experience in a relevant field.

Additional Requirements Non-native English speakers who do not have GCSE English or equivalent at grade 4/C or above require an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in writing and at least 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, with a minimum overall score of 7.0. Please refer to the HCPC website for more details. Disclosure & Barring Service report, occupational health clearance and values-based interview.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

To be confirmed.

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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