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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    2 years part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    14 February 2018

Course content

The European MSc in Occupational Therapy allows you to study in five different countries. The awarding university is the University of Applied Sciences (HvA) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

The aim of this course is to give you, as an occupational therapist, the tools to get ahead of current developments and meet the demands of today's clients. With an increase in the average age, the number of people who have disabilities and those with chronic conditions, there is a need for highly qualified occupational therapists who are equipped to innovatively deal with complex situations in therapy and health promotion. On completion you will be able to offer a high quality service geared to individual needs.

Studying across different European countries will allow you explore the development of occupational therapy theories by looking at the similarities and differences between cultures. This can facilitate the study of effects of the environment in the shaping of human beings' everyday occupations and social participation.

The institutions where you will be studying:

What to expect

  • small class sizes
  • interaction with an internationally renowned faculty and like-minded professionals
  • high quality education of five participating universities, some of which are ranked in the top of Europe
  • an international focus on Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science from a cross-cultural point of view
  • the development of your analytical and clinical reasoning skills
  • the opportunity to grow professionally and as a researcher
  • the opportunity to visit several exciting European towns and cities
  • new career perspectives both in your home country and abroad.

Course structure

Each module consists of 280 study hours and has three phases at one of the participating universities.

Each phase consists of preparatory work in your own country (56 hours), class work in the country hosting the module (10 working days / 80 hours), and independent study in your own country (200 hours).

In your home country you work under supervision on your thesis. You support and review each other's work in action learning groups at a distance (840 hours).

During the first year you will have four modules, in each module you have two weeks of intensive classes and nine weeks for making assignments.

It is possible to take these first modules separately, in which case each module costs 2,000 Euros.

Each module combines theoretical topics within Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science with scientific method and theory.


Graduates of this programme are working in education, practice and research. Around half of all alumni state that after finishing this MSc they have had an increase in their income, job satisfaction and responsibilities. Nearly all graduates would recommend this MSc to others. 

Graduate destinations:

  • Approximately 25% of graduates were already or have became teachers in bachelor programmes in their home country.
  • Other graduates have become leaders in the field of Occupational Therapy, both in management and quality enhancement.
  • Some have become junior researchers, and approximately 15 % of these have continued with a PhD study within the field. 

Visit the European MSc in Occupational Therapy page on the University of Brighton website for more details!




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