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Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Occupational therapists work collaboratively with people to help them engage in those activities (occupations) which they need or want to do, enabling them to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. Occupations are practical, meaningful and purposeful activities that allow people to develop a sense of identity for example self-care, work or leisure tasks. Working with people of all ages in different situations, you’ll assess their needs and collaboratively develop interventions facilitating them to achieve their potential and enjoy maximum quality of life. * This will assist you in developing an in-depth understanding of occupational therapy through placements in different settings including people’s homes, hospitals, local authorities, schools, charities and prisons. * Our purpose-built occupational therapy skills lab enables you to learn in authentic simulated environments. * You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group. * Occupational therapists work interprofessionally alongside other healthcare professionals, therefore you’ll study alongside students from other healthcare professions including physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and podiatrists. * You’ll have the opportunity to carry out a research project and develop entrepreneurial and change management skills. Our course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You’ll learn how to integrate underlying theory and principles of occupational therapy and apply what you learn to different areas of practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop both the teamwork and autonomous practice skills required to work in a rapidly changing health and social care context. Upon successful graduation you could work within the NHS, social services, charities, education services, social enterprises, community interest groups, medico-legal firms or you could work in independent practice. There may also be opportunities in education, research or overseas, as occupational therapists are also needed internationally. The course is accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT). Wherever your career path takes you, you could gain great job satisfaction from knowing that you’ve have made a positive and meaningful impact on the quality of life of others. This course is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to become occupational therapists, in order to work with people to improve their quality of life and health through the use of meaningful occupation. The course team, working in partnership with service providers aim to ensure that occupational therapists graduating from this course have the skills and competencies needed for their professional practice delivered in a constantly changing and increasingly challenging environment. ~ Joanne Donbavand, Course Leader of Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons). Professional links and accreditation: This course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (https://www.rcot.co.uk/). Courses accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists also receive accreditation from the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (http://www.wfot.org/). These accreditations are reviewed on a regular basis. The course is also regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (http://www.hcpc-uk.org/). Whilst studying this course you're currently not required to register as a member with the Health and Care Professions Council, however you must follow their standards of conduct, performance and ethics. You'll be encouraged to join the the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) f

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

including a Biological Science or Psychology or double Health and Social Care but excluding General Studies. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.


University information

University of Huddersfield

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  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 30

  • Entry standards

    / Max 159
    137 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    95 95%



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