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Occupational Therapy (MSc/PgDip)


The course is structured on a modular format. Students complete modules totalling 120 M level credits to be eligible for the postgraduate diploma. Occupational Therapy students complete a compulsory generic module in Research Methods in Health and Social Care (30 credits) and a profession-specific module on Theory and Philosophy of Occupational Therapy (10 credits); other modules are then chosen with a minimum of another 20 credits from profession-specific or shared modules.

The modules are presented in block format with students required to attend the university for two to three day blocks during the year. The frequency of attendance depends on the number of modules being undertaken in one academic year. Full-time students undertake all modules during one academic year, while part-time students undertake approximately 60 credits per year over two years, in order to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma. Each module is assessed individually by assessment procedures, all of which will consist of prepared work rather than unseen examination papers.

Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree in the relevant professional discipline.

This course offers knowledge and expertise to develop students’ evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to increase their practical and theoretical knowledge of occupational therapy, so that they can apply these skills in the further advancement of their profession.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is suitable for qualified occupational therapists.

Special features of this course

  • One of the few masters courses in Occupational Therapy offered in the country.
  • Additional free-standing non profession-specific modules are available to complement the core modules.
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For further information please contact:

Mrs Sue Delport

Position:Lecturer - Postgraduate Coordinator (Occupational Therapy courses)
Sue Delport of the School of Healthcare Studies
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87790Extension: 87790