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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #346 (QS) ,
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.


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.

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


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.

Programme Structure

  • 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

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

  • Applications should be made online
  • An academic transcript for each previous degree you have completed
  • An academic reference from the academic institution you most recently attended
  • A second academic reference or a reference from your current or most recent employer
  • Any relevant certificates for language qualifications (e.g. IELTS, GCSE)
  • A copy of your passport
  • A brief personal statement in support of your application

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15750 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1000 - 2600 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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