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PgCert; Top up to PgDip; Top up to MSc Advancing Practice in Occupational Therapy

London South Bank University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Southwark Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Extend your knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of Occupational Therapy to further develop your occupation-centred and evidence-informed practice.

Prepare yourself as an OT to meet the agendas and future challenges within healthcare sector and to enable the development of services fit-for-the-future, including innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is a post-registration qualification intended for practising Occupational Therapists.

Key benefits of the PgCert programme

Enhance the delivery of effective, efficient, quality and sustainable occupational therapy in partnership with service users and other stakeholders
Develop your potential for strategic leadership in health and social care services and other contexts
Develop your reflective, enquiring, critical and innovative approach to professional practice
Allow you to contribute to advancing professional practice by continuing professional learning.

Key benefits of the PgDip programme

As well as the above, should you take on the PgDip qualification you'll also develop a comprehensive understanding of key concepts and methods in health and social care research together with the skills to find, appraise and use the evidence to address policy and practice issues.

Key benefits of the MSc programme

In addition to the above, by undertaking the full Masters level qualification you'll develop critically, strategically and in-depth an area of occupational therapy practice, justifying and applying your knowledge in order to undertake a research project, mini systematic review or a work-based project.


Assessment methods are specified in each module descriptor with details in the individual module guides. Assessments are designed to be relevant to real world practice and to meet the module and course learning outcomes. The assessment strategy assists you to work towards disseminable outputs (e.g. conference presentations, posters, journal articles) that will advance the occupational therapy profession.

Professional links

We maintain very strong links with occupational therapists working in health and social care settings across the London area and beyond. These clinicians and experts by experience contribute to the course design and delivery of teaching sessions.

You will also be able to join the OT student society, which has won several LSBU awards. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,593per year

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

University information

London South Bank University

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  • Campus address

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, Southwark, SE1 0AA, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 30 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 159
    120 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    87 87%



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