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Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)
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January 2017 Home/EU Applications have now closed. International Applications for January 2017 are open until 4pm Thursday 6 October 2016.

MSc
Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

Postgraduate course
Health

Investigate the relationship between health and occupation, how it affects behaviours and the science behind the complex interactions

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
January 2017 Home/EU Applications have now closed. International Applications for January 2017 are open until 4pm Thursday 6 October 2016.

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    Health & Care Professions Council College of Occupational Therapists Accredited
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Eligible applicants for our course can apply for a means tested bursary and have their fees paid by the NHS.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:

Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree completed in the last five years in the cognate subjects of Science, Social Sciences, Healthcare (including degrees in related health and social care professions), Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Politics, Environment or Arts. More information can be found in the guidance booklet for applicants who do not meet this requirement, please see the link below.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate in their application:

  1. An understanding of the philosophy, practice and scope of occupational therapy
  2. Appropriate work experience/shadowing
  3. The attitudes, behaviours and values of care and compassion
  4. Evidence of self-direction and motivation
  5. Effective communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, these will be in line with professional body membership and HCPC registration requirements.

All applications should be supported by two references; a template can be accessed at this link. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.

Interview dates will be published as soon as they are confirmed for January 2018 entry.

An applicant guidance booklet will be available soon.

Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information click here

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:

Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree completed in the last five years in the cognate subjects of Science, Social Sciences, Healthcare (including degrees in related health and social care professions), Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Politics, Environment or Arts. More information can be found in the guidance booklet for applicants who do not meet this requirement, please see the link below.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate in their application:

  1. An understanding of the philosophy, practice and scope of occupational therapy
  2. Appropriate work experience/shadowing
  3. The attitudes, behaviours and values of care and compassion
  4. Evidence of self-direction and motivation
  5. Effective communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, these will be in line with professional body membership and HCPC registration requirements.

All applications should be supported by two references; a template can be accessed at this link. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.

Interview dates will be published as soon as they are confirmed for January 2018 entry.

An applicant guidance booklet will be available soon.

Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information click here

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

  • Anna Wood

Careers

Anna Wood
Occupational Therapist, Later Life and Memory Service, Five Boroughs Partnership

MSc Occupational Therapy

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“My course was very hands-on. I had regular opportunities to try out my skills by using the University's specialist equipment. My placements gave me so much diverse, first-hand experience. This focus on real-life practice has built my confidence, and I now feel really prepared for my future career.

MODULES & LEARNING

Practice Placements

This is the first module in which students learn about the nature of human occupation and how this links with health and well being.

In this module students learn about the core skills of occupational therapy; theory, practice and issues related to occupational needs of people in a variety of settings. There is an integrated practice placement in this module.

This module runs throughout the two years of the course. Students learn research methods and approaches and conduct their own research project.

Students revisit occupational therapy practice in this module and focus on how they might work with individuals with a range of conditions and occupational needs. There is an integrated practice placement in this module.

This focus of this module is how occupational therapy can contribute to the health and well-being of groups and communities nationally and internationally. The practice placement is in a role-emerging setting where they have to demonstrate the unique contribution of occupational therapy or an occupational perspective.

This is the final module and students make the transition from student to practitioner and focus on management, supervision and working with individuals with complex occupational needs. There is a 10 week final practice placement.

The focus of this module is occupation in the broader context on a local, national and international level; and how occupational therapists might contribute to organisations and society.

You will participate in a wide range of learning experiences including problem / task based tutorials, creative and practical sessions, self-directed learning and research. In addition to university based learning, you will undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of professional practice under the supervision of experienced occupational therapists.
  • Leeds Beckett University
    Robert Brooks Robert Brooks
    Senior Lecturer

    I am passionate about how occupational therapists and students can collaborate in research. My own qualitative research was based on my practice in child and adolescent mental health, and I am working with students and clinicians to generate research that could make a real difference to occupational therapy practice.

    Previously and occupational therapist for children and young people, Rob has published literature on children's play and spoken internationally about occupation and young people.
  • MSc Occupational Therapy Graduates - Anna Wood and Amy Parkin

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £13180. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £13180. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.
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    Community Living Area

    Used to demonstrate rehabilitation activities, it contains a functioning kitchen, living area, bathroom and bed, and is equipped with a ceiling hoist, emergency lifting cushion, bariatric chair and a range of adapted equipment.

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    Library

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  • Clinical Skills Suite

    Facilities

    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

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    Facilities

    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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