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Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy at the University of Cumbria is a pathway to an exciting and rewarding career. Studying here will provide you with a professional qualification recognised world-wide, and a degree that can open many doors to working within health, wellbeing and social care settings. We have a well-established and highly regarded reputation within the North-West of England and beyond, that is reflective of our programme team's passion and enthusiasm for enabling students to become the competent and innovative Occupational Therapy practitioners of the future.Fundamental to the programme is the core philosophy, shared by Occupational Therapists and Occupational Scientists world-wide, of the transformative impact of occupation on health and wellbeing. You will learn the fundamental rights and beliefs of people to take part in the occupations that they need and value, and to enable such engagement through the practice of Occupational Therapy.Courses are fully accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council - and are designed to teach you all the academic know-how and valuable hands-on skills you'll need to kick-start your professional career.Occupational Therapy is recognised as a profession with excellent prospects for graduate employability**Why Choose University of Cumbria**You'll learn the profession-specific practice which meet the needs of employers - and you'll achieve this through academic, hands-on learning and a range of practice placement experiences. This includes working in a variety of settings with people of all ages from children through to older adults who may have physical, social or mental health issues.We offer you all this, because the experience you'll get working alongside qualified professionals will bolster your CV and give you the essential experience that will set you apart from the crowd in interviews.- 98% of students are successful in gaining a job after graduating- Eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - a prerequisite to practise in the UK- Do more than 1,000 hours of work-based practise to secure your accreditation- Our good links with NHS trusts, health, social care and voluntary organisations, provide you with excellent placement and job prospects- Opportunity for you to work with community groups facilitated by the department boosting your confidence and widening your skills- Gain crucial experience of working with other health and social care students such as physiotherapy, social work, radiography and nursing, as you would in a professional role- Work alongside, and be guided by, qualified therapists- Your final practice placement can be taken either in the UK or abroad, giving you the opportunity to experience international health care systems- Academic tutors have professional experience as occupational therapists and bring invaluable first-hand experience to their teaching- Tutors are committed to their research interests in order to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession, and will share these and/or involve you in their projects.- Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual and support you closely through your studiesWith all that we do, we have earned an excellent reputation for educating occupational therapists and our students are sought after by employers in the NHS and, increasingly, in the social care and private voluntary and independent sector. Many of our former graduates still work locally as qualified occupational therapists and continue to make strong recommendations for our programme to potential students.So, to experience a great education, earn a great degree and gain great employability prospects, our course is your spr

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 30 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 159
    131 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    76 76%



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