BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

On this accredited course you will master the skills, knowledge and professional behaviours you need to work as an occupational therapist. You will gain professional experience on placements and study theories backed up by substantial evidence.

We will guide you to become a competent practitioner who makes a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of other people. You will learn about the occupational therapy process, including assessing, planning and evaluating needs in different therapeutic settings. While you are with us, some of the things you will study include:

  • The occupational therapy process and its components
  • Occupational analysis
  • Theories of occupational therapy
  • The relationships between occupation, health, wellbeing and participation
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating therapeutic, occupation focused intervention.
  • Health and social care systems, policy and legislation.

Our course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). This means that when you graduate, you can register with the HCPC to practice under the protected title of Occupational Therapist.

You will apply your learning on professional placements each year. Experienced Occupational Therapists will supervise you as you complete 1000 hours of placement in different therapeutic settings. This gives you a range of experience in the field. During Year 3 there is also the opportunity to complete your placement abroad. We currently have connections with services providers in Australia, Uganda, Malta, France and Portugal.

Entry Requirements


  • 120 UCAS Tariff points
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language, Maths and Science.

120 UCAS points from the following qualifications:

Qualification Minimum Grade
A level (A2) BBB (excluding General Studies)
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Merit
International Baccalaureate 34 Points
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at level 3
Previous study in Higher Education (HE) Foundation Year that aligns with the learning outcomes for the course
A combination of qualifications 120 UCAS points or higher

We do not accept Adult Numeracy or Key Skills instead of GCSE Maths.

Additional Requirements

For entry onto this course, you will also need:

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • A satisfactory medical report.


If we think your application is outstanding, we will invite you for an interview. We do not interview every applicant. Find out more about the Occupational Therapy interviews, what you will need and what you can expect on the day.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 7.0 (with no skill below 6.5) or equivalent.

Career Prospects

This course will prepare you for a career as an occupational therapist in a variety of professional settings. You will also develop diverse skills that can be used in a range of jobs. These include data collection and analysis, creative problem solving and communication skills.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Occupational therapist
  • Art therapist
  • Care manager
  • Ergonomist
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • Social worker

Course Details

Year 1

Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice: Placement 1
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice: Placement 2

Year 2

Developing Occupational Therapy Practice
Developing Occupational Therapy Practice: Practice Placement
Research Preparation

Year 3

Contributing to Occupational Therapy Practice
Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice
Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice: Practice Placement

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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