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MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Study the importance of occupation in human life, the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing, and the power of occupation to transform the lives of individuals, groups and communities. Develop the skills required to be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as an occupational therapist.

Course overview

Empower patients of all ages, experiencing physical, mental health or learning difficulties.”

Our MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) course will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to excel working with patients of all ages who have or are experiencing physical, mental health or learning difficulties.

With a patient-centred approach, this course teaches you to empower people who for reasons of ill-health, disability, trauma or adverse social circumstances, face barriers and challenges which prevent them from undertaking the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. Our course emphasises the importance of occupation in human life, the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing, and the power of occupation to transform the lives of individuals, groups and communities. 

Our contemporary curriculum is designed to ensure you are adequately equipped to respond to the complexity of your clients’ needs, and ensures that care is safe, seamless and of a high standard. You will develop effective solutions to the challenges that patients are facing, by always seeking to understand the lived experience of the patient.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as an occupational therapist.

Why study to become an Occupational Therapist at AECC University College?

We offer an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of aspiring Occupational Therapists. Our fantastic state-of-the-art healthcare education provision includes:

  • On-site clinics
  • Imaging services
  • Treatment spaces
  • Pro-section laboratory (including a developing on-site occupational therapy service.)

This, coupled with our expertise in training healthcare professionals, and our links with both NHS and private practice providers, offers a fantastic environment in which aspiring Occupational Therapists can train and develop.

How to Apply?

Applications to the MSc Occupational Therapy course will open late November 2022  and are made via our online application system. *subject to validation

For general questions about entry requirements or to register your interest please use the contact form below.

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Key Information

Course title:
MSc Occupational Therapy
2 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
2:2 degree in a relevant science-based subject.
Currently seeking approval for the course from the Health and Care professional Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Currently seeking validation
AECC University College

Course details

We utilise a diverse range of delivery approaches including:

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • practice sessions
  • placement opportunities
  • peer and expert observations
  • online learning
  • practical laboratory sessions

Assessments are conducted though a range of contemporary approaches. Alongside more traditional dissertation and essay assessments students will also:

  • engage in practical assessments
  • write blogs
  • produce short videos
  • engage with social media
  • write consultancy reports
  • engage in debates

Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

What qualification do I need?

A minimum of a 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant science-based subject. Examples of relevant subjects include psychology, sociology, public health and human biology.

Alternatively, candidates have significant recent relevant work experience in health and social care.

Is there anything else that is required?

If you live in the UK, we’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. It’s standard for all UK students and we’ll be there to guide you through the process once you’ve applied. To gain a place on the course applicants must also successfully undergo an interview process. In light of the current Covid-19 situation these interviews will be undertaken remotely via Skype. More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.

International Students

International students will be required to pay a non-refundable £1,000 tuition fee deposit to secure their place on the course. These deposits will need to be paid by August 31st 2022 and more details will be provided in your offer email. 

Course Fees

UK/ROI/ Channel Islands




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