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Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Why Study this Programme?

Successful completion of this course will ensure you are eligible to apply for initial registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for full membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

You will complete modules on campus and practice placements. You will be taught in a small group in our purpose-built rehabilitation and assessment facilities, which includes an occupational therapy skills area, simulated home environments and movement analysis laboratory. There is emphasis on ‘real life’ assessments that reflect the ways in which you will learn and practice during the course and will make you ready for the complexity of contemporary occupational therapy practice. We have excellent links with Occupational Therapists working within the NHS, Social Care and private practices across the North West. There are also links with charitable organisations and international institutions and hospitals, providing excellent opportunities for our students to gain experience of the breadth of contemporary practice.

Professional Accreditation

The course is approved with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).

Learning Environment and Assessment

Students will have opportunity to test their knowledge and skill development through a range of assessment tasks, including practice-based learning assessment, written assignments, presentations, practical skills assessments, occupational analysis, project work, OSCE and examinations. In addition to these summative assessment tasks (which students must pass in order to pass each module), we offer formative assessment opportunities which include online learning tasks, peer assessment of written work, class presentations, academic advisor support for the core practice skills portfolio, and regular debrief sessions of practice placement experience. These opportunities are central to your learning, as you will receive feedback that is relevant both to your development and to the summative assessment tasks in the module.

Graduate careers

We have excellent employability rates for students graduating from our Health and social Care Professional programmes. Through consultation with our clinical stakeholders we know that there is a demand for occupational therapists in the North West, and especially with Master-level qualifications.

Progression Routes

Within the School we have opportunities to study at level 8 within the School via a Profession Doctorate or PhD.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per 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 Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

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