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MSC Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Course summary

  • Learn how to address complex occupational challenges that individuals experience in everyday life.
  • Prepare for the changing face of health and social care, to effectively meet the needs of people across communities.
  • Think critically to develop future services.
  • Complete four placements, three of which are part-time and one full -time.
  • Collaborate in integrated and shared learning experiences with students across other health programmes.

The course combines an integrated educational approach in both academic and practice environments to allow students to build their competence in both theoretical and practical aspects of practice.

How you learn

On this course you'll benefit from an eclectic teaching approach. The combination of active learning, problem-based learning and enquiry-based learning approaches simulate authentic, real life scenarios across the modules. There are no exams within this course. We focus on your personal development through reflective practice and skill attainment to enhance your employability.

  • You learn through
  • practice based learning in a variety of different health and social care settings
  • group work
  • lectures and seminars
  • simulated and practical workshops
  • academic study and coursework
  • conducting research through a planned dissertation
  • action learning sets

Future careers

This course allows you to apply for registration with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and find careers as an occupational therapist in a wide range of health, social care, voluntary and independent sector environments. Graduates have secured positions across the UK and international locations.


This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and can apply to become members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as an occupational therapist in the UK.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 35,140overall cost

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

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