MSc Occupational Therapy: Pre-Registration


Edinburgh Napier University    School of Health & Social Care

Full time January MSc 2 years
Nursing & Health (27)

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The MSc Occupational Therapy: Pre-Registration programme at Edinburgh Napier University offers an accelerated two-year route of study for graduates who wish to qualify as Occupational Therapists. The course is designed to equip you with the professional knowledge and skills required for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. The programme combines theoretical learning with practical experience through practice placements in a range of health and social care settings. With a focus on interdisciplinary learning, you will have the opportunity to work alongside students from other disciplines, enhancing your communication and partnership skills. The programme also benefits from the outstanding Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, providing realistic environments for skill development. Entry requirements include a minimum 2.2 Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area and evidence of study in human anatomy and physiology. Applicants will also need to demonstrate their engagement with Occupational Therapists and meet the HCPC's 'fit to practice' requirement.

About the course

Gain professional knowledge and skills required for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

This innovative course is designed for graduates who wish to qualify as an Occupational Therapist, with eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It offers an accelerated two-year route of study.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum 2.2 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area e.g. Health, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Education or Humanities. Evidenced study in the area of human anatomy and physiology is desirable.

Candidates should evidence through their application form and personal statement they have met with/shadowed a range of Occupational Therapists.

There will be a selection interview and applicants to the programme should meet the HCPC requirement to be ‘fit to practice’ through having good health and good character.

Admission to the Programme is dependent upon a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Check.


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