Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

The focuses on developing the occupational therapist's ability to evaluate and enhance professional practice. The course does not further clinical skills, nor does it lead to registration from the UK professional governing bodies.

Entry requirements

A UK 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in any discipline with strong applicants demonstrating a science profile (health and social care experience relevant to OT) and evidence of informed insight into the profession of occupational therapy; applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree in a subject relevant to occupational therapy (for example biology, psychology, human sciences and sociology) and who have extensive experience of working in a health or social care setting relevant to OT will be considered and assessed on an individual basis; evidence of academic achievement in the last 5 years will be required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7 (with at least 6.5 in writing, listening, reading and speaking); TOEFL paper-based test 600 (with at least 5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in reading, listening, speaking and writing); Pearson 64 (with at least 58 in all subscores); BrunELT 70 per cent (with at least 65 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: research methods; occupational science; the art of occupational therapy; key models of reflection; modes of clinical reasoning in occupational therapy; judgement, decision making and expertise development; the work of key occupational theorists; historical foundations of occupational therapy; dissertation. Optional modules: occupational therapy for children, young people and their families; occupational therapy in mental health.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mixture of written assignments, exams and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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