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Occupational Therapy Pre-registration (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
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2 years
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About this course

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Change the lives of others for the better with our accelerated occupational therapy MSc. Develop a strong professional identity as an occupational therapist and gain a clear understanding of how the role contributes to multi-disciplinary teams.

When you graduate you’ll be eligible to register as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

This occupational therapy master's explores the impact of health conditions and life events on people’s sense of self, relationships and occupations. It combines a range of areas including:

  • psychology
  • human anatomy and physiology
  • sociology
  • pathology
  • learning disabilities
  • mental health

You'll study health and social care by exploring its origins, philosophy and priorities. Including the promotion of good health as well as the management of illness. Throughout the course, you'll develop the confidence to treat people with psychological, physical or social disabilities. You’ll also learn to work with patients, their families and carers, as well as other healthcare professionals.

Working in our purpose-built facilities will give you a great opportunity to apply the skills you learn. We have a multi-sensory environment, a biomechanics laboratory and an adapted flat.

Support for students with a disability/health condition

We are fully committed to supporting students with disabilities who wish to join programmes of study which require the acquisition and practise of professional competencies.

We offer students personal, informal advice by telephone, email or face to face, and we are happy to discuss your specific needs prior to you applying. This could include how your specific needs may impact on your ability to meet the clinical competencies. This will not affect your application in any way, but may help you to select the right programme for you.

Please contact the admissions team for further details.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Dr Rachel Dadswell qualified as an occupational therapist from St Andrews, Northampton in 1991 and has held a range of clinical, managerial and leadership roles within the NHS. Before this role, Rachel was a Consultant Occupational Therapist, with a special interest in mental health rehabilitation and recovery. In addition to all things related to mental health Rachel has an interest in leadership, professionalism and service quality and the effects of staff attitude on people’s ability to perform at their best in a clinical setting.

For more information view Rachel’s staff profile


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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