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Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)
Postgraduate course
MSc

Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

Applications for January 2018 are now closed.

Overview

Gain the skills to become a professional occupational therapist, able to deliver and evaluate occupational therapy in a range of settings.

This programme is underpinned by an understanding of humans as occupational beings, the relationship between occupation and health, models of occupation, occupational science and occupational justice.

You will learn how to carry out occupational therapy assessments and interventions with people from across the lifespan and with a range of physical, mental and social difficulties, such as dementia, stroke, homelessness or unemployment. Your learning experience will include problem-based tutorials, journal clubs, creative and practical sessions, self-directed learning and research. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of professional practice under the supervision and direction of experienced occupational therapists.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
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.

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. At interview you will be tested on the values which promote quality care and a positive patient, staff and student experience.

Interviews will be held on 4 and 5 July 2017

Applicants are advised to read the guidance booklet available at this link.

Health and Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, 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. At interview you will be tested on the values which promote quality care and a positive patient, staff and student experience.

Interviews will be held on 4 and 5 July 2017

Applicants are advised to read the guidance booklet available at this link.

Health and Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, 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.
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Careers

Anna Wood

Careers

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

MSc Occupational Therapy

“"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

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Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice

Emerging Occupational Therapy

Occupation Health & Wellbeing

Occupation in Context

Occupational Therapy Practice

Research in Occupational Therapy 2

Practice Placement 2

Practice Placement 4

Research in Occupational Therapy 1

Transition into Practice

Practice Placement 1

Dr Rob Brooks
Dr Robert Brooks
Course Director
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.
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.
Play MSc Occupational Therapy Graduates - Anna Wood and Amy Parkin Video
MSc Occupational Therapy Graduates - Anna Wood and Amy Parkin
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MSc Occupational Therapy Alice Gibson
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MSc Occupational Therapy Paul Dodgson

Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £13200. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

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. Please note this is only available to UK/EU students only.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £14500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

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. Please note this is only available to UK/EU students only.

Facilities

  • Community Living Area
    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.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    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.

  • Gym and Sports 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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