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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Advanced Occupational Therapy

Course Description

You can study this highly regarded qualification online from anywhere in the world, which is ideal if you have a busy work schedule and home life.

The course is a flexible route by which to achieve expert status within your profession. Upon graduation, you'll have gained a global perspective on the field of occupational therapy.

Key benefits:

• Delivered entirely online using our Virtual Learning Environment
• Gives you the opportunity to apply what you learn to your own workplace
• Attracts NHS funding for occupational therapists working in the NHS in the North West of England

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/advanced-occupational-therapy

Suitable for

Qualified occupational therapists.

Programme details

This course is delivered entirely online providing you with the opportunity to learn from, share and engage in critical debate with peers and colleagues all over the world.

We appreciate that undertaking a course entirely online may seem a daunting process and to help you meet this challenge we will provide you with tutorial and technical support. Our aim is to create an online community of like-minded individuals who support and encourage each other to make a difference in the world of occupational therapy.

The full course runs part-time over three years giving you the chance to exit with the following awards:

• Postgraduate Certificate: two modules over one year
• Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over two years
• Masters: four modules plus a dissertation over three years
• Selected stand-alone module (30 Masters level credits)


Each modules runs over a twelve week semester and there are two semesters per academic year.

Your study will take place online and you will not be required to attend the University at any point. However you will have full access to our online library resources and other student support service.

Your online learning will take place in our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. You'll attend online lectures in real-time and engage in tutor and peer-led work plus you'll have access to wkis, blogs and discussion forums.

You'll also have the chance to take academic tutorials via email, telephone or skype and you will also be allocated a personal tutor for pastoral support.

Module titles

• Philosophy and Theoretical Base of Occupational Therapy (30 credits)
• Current Issues (30 credits)
• Emerging Practice/Extending Boundaries (30 credits)
• Research Methods (30 credits)
• Dissertation (60 credits)


This course utilises the concept of negotiated assessments which means that you can ensure that your assessment meets your learning needs, your current interests and the needs of your workplace as relevant. Your tutor will ensure that your proposed assessment has academic rigour and is equitable with the rest of your cohort.

Career potential

This programme provides you with the knowledge to take on additional roles and responsibilities, which in turn will enhance
your career opportunities.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Advanced Occupational Therapy page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Those wishing to enrol on the MSc must hold a relevant qualification in Occupational Therapy. This may be a Diploma or an Undergraduate degree. UK students must be HCPC RegisteredInternational students must have graduated from a World Federation of Occupational Therapy affiliated programme and must provide evidence of proficiency in English. IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.Consideration is given to APL and students with previous relevant Masters level study from a minimum of 30 credits up to 120 credits..

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