We are very fortunate to be able to provide this high quality programme as Brunel University London
has one of the largest and most highly qualified occupational therapy staff groups in the world; the expertise is there to teach and supervise at Master’s and Doctoral levels.
It has been acknowledged internationally that we need to show the benefits of our special approach to health and everyday living through research. Master's level study is essential if you want to gain the skills to evaluate your interventions, build professional confidence and seek out (and develop) existing theories, which inform your practice.
Every module assignment can be focussed on a topic you or your manager wants to investigate. The assignments are practically useful; write an evidence based protocol or care pathway for your clients, plan how to improve the effectiveness of your service, evaluate and debate research in order to decide if the evidence is worth incorporating into practice, reflect on how central occupational engagement is for enhancing the health of your clients, or take a topic of interest to you.
The course does not further clinical skills, nor does it lead to registration from the UK professional governing bodies, but rather focuses on developing the occupational therapist’s ability to evaluate and enhance professional practice. Up to 60 credits of academic taught module exemptions can be offered for students holding a PG certificate in Occupational Therapy, relevant PG modules from other Universities, or substantial relevant post professional periods of study e.g. AMPS, Sensory Integration
This course is aimed at occupational therapists wanting to continue their professional development and develop evidence-based practice.
This Brunel Master's is one of the few in the UK specialising in occupational therapy, and it has been especially designed to meet your needs as a practising therapist, helping you to gain greater mastery in your chosen area of occupational therapy.
The programme has been praised by the University validating committees as a model Master's degree for professional practitioners, for it brings theory to the workplace.
Based on a sound approach to adult education, the course invites students to bring issues from practice to analyse in class.
The programme was rated top out of all postgraduate programmes at Brunel University with regard to its capacity to promote personal development.
A UK first or second class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Occupational Therapy (WFOT approved). Five months or more relevant clinical experience is desirable.
UK/EU students: £7,000 full-time; £3,500 part-time. International students: £16,500 full-time; £8,250 part-time