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Advanced Occupational Therapy MSc (PGCert PGDip)

University of Brighton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Eastbourne Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Advanced Occupational Therapy MSc provides high quality CPD opportunities for occupational therapists from the UK and overseas.

Core modules on the course focus on the four pillars of clinical practice (clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research) and help you to develop complex decision-making skills, apply evidence-based practice and develop innovative solutions that will enhance patient, family and carer experience and improve clinical outcomes.

The course supports a multicultural exchange of clinical knowledge and approaches, which gives an exciting extra dimension to learning.

This course has been designed in alignment with The Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England.

Course structure

The structure of this course allows you to focus on your own area of interest within the occupational therapy profession. This means that you will be able to find support for your ongoing learning and career development.

Interdisciplinary learning is a strong feature of this course. Many of the modules are attended by occupational therapy, podiatry, nursing, midwifery and paramedic colleagues.

To be awarded the MSc you will complete six modules and a relevant dissertation. Modules comprise three core modules, two professional modules and an option module. The dissertation may be based on research carried out either in the university or in another suitable environment.

The course is delivered in a variety of ways, typically via e-learning, lectures, seminars, workbooks for work-based learning and practice in our high-tech Human Movement Laboratory, and Clinical Skills and Simulation Rooms.

The modular framework normally involves six one-week study blocks at the university. A full-time student will need to take all modules in one year, whereas a part-time student may choose to spread the modules over several years.

Careers

Masters-level education is an important component of advanced and specialist practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

Roles that our graduates have secured include clinical specialists, occupational therapy management positions, general management roles, clinical educator and occupational therapy education positions.

Completion of the Advanced Occupational Therapy MSc will also prepare you for further study at MPhil and PhD level if you wish to continue pursuing an academic path.

Careers

Masters-level education is an important component of advanced and specialist practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

Roles that our graduates have secured include clinical specialists, occupational therapy management positions, general management roles, clinical educator and occupational therapy education positions.

Completion of the Advanced Occupational Therapy MSc will also prepare you for further study at MPhil and PhD level if you wish to continue pursuing an academic path.

Students can exit with PGDip & PGCert.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,572per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    80th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

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