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MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This pathway will help you to improve people’s health and well-being by implementing innovative, evidence-based practice in a range of practice settings. You will be able to develop your skills and knowledge in research and scholarly activity around the core principles of occupational therapy. This pathway enables you to explore innovative occupational therapy and occupational science in depth.

Key features

  • Study on a programme with a long, esteemed history and join the many hundreds of successful graduates from all over the world. You will learn to apply up-to-date knowledge of research and theory, to enhance your creativity and flexibility, and to develop the academic skills needed to work effectively in modern health and social care settings.
  • Join an enthusiastic team of occupational therapists, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students who are pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge on occupational science and occupational therapy.
  • Learn within our supportive multi-professional and inter-agency environments on a programme is delivered by experts in a setting where innovative thinking regarding advanced professional development is put into practice.
  • Become an evidence-based practitioner, equipped to manage and lead in busy and constantly changing settings and able to reflect on and utilise a range of evidence to support your professional occupational therapy practice.
  • Tailor your learning to your own workplace through module assignments and the occupational therapy practice: supported study module.
  • Choose from one of three different exit awards to suit your own needs - step off the pathway with a postgraduate certificate (three modules) or postgraduate diploma (six modules) if you wish, or you can continue on to a master’s degree where you will carry out your own research project with the support of experienced occupational therapy lecturers and researchers.
  • Complete the programme in one year with the full-time study option or balance work and caring commitments by studying part time over a maximum of five years. The full-time route is suitable for international students, who will be supported to choose optional modules with non-clinical assignments.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,800per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 30 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 159
    153 84%

    5th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    9th

    2

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