Occupational Therapy (MSc/PgDip)
1 year plus a further 6 months to submit dissertation (Full-time) / 2 years plus a further 2 years to submit dissertation (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
The aims of the course are to develop students’ evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to increase their practical and theoretical knowledge of occupational therapy, so that they can apply these skills in the further advancement of their profession.
This is one of the few Masters courses in Occupational Therapy offered in the country
The distinctive features of the Programme include:
- the opportunity for students to learn in a school that is well respected within the occupational therapy profession
- the involvement of research-active and clinical staff in programme design and delivery
- the emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
- the emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas
- flexibility of delivery, permitting graduates to pursue professional careers whilst studying part time, or to take a career break and complete on a full time basis
- the opportunity for students to work with Allied Health Professionals across a variety of disciplines and/or specialist in their own field
This is one of the few Master’s programmes in Occupational Therapy in the UK which provides a sound grounding in the theory and models of the profession and occupation-focussed practice.
The programme is structured on a modular format which includes a generic 30 credit module in Research Methods for Health and Social Care, and at least one other 20 credit profession specific module. Students may then choose additional optional modules in order to make up the 120 credits required for a Post Graduate Diploma. Subsequent successful completion of the 60 credit dissertation module will then lead to eligibility for the award of Master of Science degree.
Details of the available modules can be found be on the School of Healthcare Studies website.
Full-time students undertake all modules during one academic year, while part-time students undertake modules over two years, in order to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma. Each module is assessed individually by assessment procedures, all of which will consist of prepared work rather than unseen examination papers.
Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree. The dissertation must be submitted at least 6 months after completion of the modules for full-time students and 2 years after completion of the modules for part-time students
Course is modular with contact days arranged in blocks of 2-3 days spread over the academic year. Module timetables are available from the Postgraduate & Cont Ed Unit.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- Use an analytical and problem-solving approach and show advanced skills in implementing the Occupational Therapy process
- Evaluate practice and critically appraise advances or changes in professional practice
- Develop standards of practice based on reflective thinking and problem-solving
- Initiate change and lead in the management of change and the advancement of the profession through research
Suitable for qualified occupational therapists.
To be admitted to the course students must be in possession of either a BSc honours degree in Occupational Therapy (normally 2:1 and above) or Diploma in Occupational Therapy plus 2 years practice experience
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
PgDip is only available as a full-time option.
Next intake: September each year
Name: Ms Dianne Martin
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7795