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MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)


Course Description

Why choose this course:

• This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you'll be able to apply to practise as an occupational therapist as soon as you graduate.

• You'll be studying an accredited course which is recognised nationally and internationally through the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

• In the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2014, 90% of our students felt that this course prepares them for their future career and they found it intellectually stimulating. 100% of students said that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach.

• You won't have to pay any tuition fees as the course is funded through the NHS and you'll also be able to apply for a means tested bursary to help with your studies. If you would be interested in self funding a place or your employer would fund you a place then please get in touch.

About the course:

Occupational therapists enable people to take part in meaningful activities by helping them to overcome barriers that prevent them from reaching their potential. These activities vary from paid or unpaid work and self-care activities to sports and leisure. We'll help you develop a deep and critical understanding of the profession.

This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you will be eligible to apply for registration to practise as an occupational therapist when you graduate. It is also accredited nationally and internationally through the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

You will develop and demonstrate your pre-registration competencies through the practical and theoretical elements of this course. Towards the end of the course you'll complete an independent scholarship where you'll investigate a potential area of practice you're passionate about and identify real opportunities for future innovative occupational therapy. When you've completed this course you'll be well placed within the employment market as a self-directed, reflective, proactive and initiative driven practitioner, capable of influencing the development of others and the profession.

Visit the MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) page on the University of Derby website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Sarah Colton

1039.jpg "I found the course very stimulating as the learning format in each lecture varied from presentations to group work, which made it more interactive and easier to take in the information."

(Student Profile)

Jennifer Bincliffe

1040.jpg "I have met some fantastic people, my confidence has grown and I cannot wait to put what I have learnt into practice."

(Student Profile)

Claire Atkin

1041.jpg "This course has been a great introduction to occupational therapy. I have learnt so much from the first two terms and I am really looking forward to putting my knowledge into practice on my first placement."

(Student Profile)

Eleanor Ramsell

1042.jpg "I'm really enjoying this course, I've made lots of new friends and I have particularly enjoyed the practical element of the placement. The lecturers have also been great, they have been extremely helpful and are very approachable."


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (upper second or above) or equivalent.

Course Fees

A significant number of places on this course are NHS funded, which covers tuition fees and an annual grant of £1,000. Please see our website.


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