This two year, accelerated MSc pre-registration occupational therapy programme is suitable for students who already hold a first degree in a relevant subject. Successful graduates will be eligible to seek registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and may attain membership of the College of Occupational Therapists.
This is a problem-based learning programme which has been designed to enable students to consider humans as occupational being and the complex, dynamic relationship between health, well-being, participation and occupation. Students will be encouraged to critically analyse and apply models of occupational therapy practice in order to equip them to advocate for and deliver contemporary occupational therapy, which is occupation-focussed, occupation-based and occupation-centred. There is a specific theoretical focus on occupational science. Graduates will leave the programme with AMPS and GEMs training for clinical practice.
Occupational therapy graduates need to be dynamic, adaptable and respond to the rapidly changing health, education and social care provision in the 21st century. The curriculum for this programme has been designed specifically to enable students to consider the challenges and opportunities such changes can afford the profession. Students are encouraged to critically analyse and apply models of occupational therapy practice in order to advocate for and deliver contemporary occupational therapy, which is occupation-focussed and person-centred.
In Year 1 modules are:
• Occupational Beings
• Theory and Foundations of Occupational Therapy
• Contexts of Professional Practice
• Evidence-based Practice and Research
In Year 2 modules are:
• Contributing to Communities
• Research Project
• Management, Innovation and Creativity
There are two placements in Year 1, each of which lasts 5 weeks.
There are two placements in Year 2, one which lasts 9 weeks and a final placement which lasts 12 weeks. There is an end of programme conference and celebration of student achievement
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please see the following link: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/
Other sources of funding
Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/