Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration), M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 ,
The MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) aims to provide a Master's level route for graduates to become competent occupational therapists eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council as well as conferring a Master's Degree.

About

This course enables students with a first degree to become competent occupational therapists eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council, for membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists/College of Occupational Therapists and be equipped for lifelong, safe and effective practice within the global marketplace.

Research within the School includes:
  • Professional Practice (eg user involvement, occupational science, health promotion, falls prevention, discharge planning, acute care, cultural awareness)
  • Research in Rehabilitation
  • Ageing Studies.
Careers

Occupational Therapy as a career offers many opportunities to work in the health service, social services, education or the private and voluntary sector.

Aims

This programme differs from other Master's programmes in that it is a professional programme at postgraduate level and is full-time. It is not for those who are already qualified occupational therapists. Nevertheless, this course aims to prepare you to become a competent occupational therapist equipped for lifelong, safe and effective practice in a variety of health and social care settings. We provide a high quality educational programme, which ensures that you are properly qualified, prepared and safe to practise.

Occupational therapy students typically choose this career for the following reasons:

  • variety of work
  • the challenge
  • personal and one-to-one contact
  • client/patient appreciation
  • its holistic approach
  • the desire to help disabled people
  • to work in health settings
  • job availability
  • the chance to be creative.

If you are considering studying Occupational Therapy at Brunel University London then you are committed to working jointly with the NHS to demonstrate the values and beliefs of the NHS Constitution.

NHS values

Patients, public and staff have helped develop this expression of values that inspire passion in the NHS and that should underpin everything it does. Individual organisations will develop and build upon these values, tailoring them to their local needs. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS.

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Research Methods
  • Practice Placements
  • Occupational Science
  • The Art of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Process and Practice 1 and 2
  • Dissertation
  • Occupational Therapy for Children, Young People and their Families
  • Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
  • Occupational Therapy for Active Ageing
  • Occupational Therapy in Forensic Mental Health Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • At the time of application, you must have a completed a UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification (any discipline) with strong applicants demonstrating a science profile (health and social care experience relevant to OT) and evidence of informed insight into the profession of occupational therapy.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree in a subject relevant to occupational therapy (for example biology, psychology, human sciences and sociology) and who have extensive experience of working in a health or social care setting relevant to OT will be considered and assessed on an individual basis.
  • Evidence of academic achievement in the last five years will be required.
  • Applications are currently open for self-funding students, including overseas students. The closing date for applications is the 18 March 2016. Applications are now closed for NHS funded places.
English Language Requirements
  • IELTS: 7 (min 6.5W, 6.5L, 6.5R, 6.5S)

  • Pearson: 64 (58 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 70% (65% in all areas)

Student Visa

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17200 International
  • NHS fee full-time: NHS funding has been approved for a number of places and the funding comes with the offer of a place; there is no requirement to apply for this separately.

Funding

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