Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Occupational Therapy

There are a range of research specialisms in the Division of Occupational Therapy that span the breadth of UK and international practice, from neuro rehabilitation, to assessment and professional decision-making, components of driving skills, physical and cognitive developmental changes and supportive interventions, to psychoanalytic and narrative approaches to research that develops understanding of client and professional perspectives. Research designed to educate health and social care professionals, to evaluate and contribute to the evidence base: we aim to produce graduates who are willing and able to make a difference.

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master's degree or equivalent. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study - IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.

Course modules

Applicants are welcome to contact us about their own specialist topics and projects. However we particularly welcome proposals on :
•International perspectives on recovery for mental health service users
•Elders' experiences of living with psoriasis
•Training resources for UK Milk Banking
•Enabling continued driving opportunities
•Evidence Based Clinical Guidance: occupational therapy interventions to promote the driving ability of people with health conditions, older adults and people with disabilities

Assessment methods

Each student will be allocated a supervisory team consisting of the principal supervisor, second supervisor and a Research Development Advisor. The supervisory team will set teaching and learning
targets and advise the student how to achieve them. The progress of each student will be assessed by the supervisory team at regular meetings and by a formal Progress Review Panel at 9 months for full-time students (18 months for part-time students) and then annually. All academic supervisors receive university supported training in the supervision of PhD students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years

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Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)
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(0)1895 268754