Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

This accredited programme enables graduates of any discipline the opportunity to obtain an occupational therapy degree at Master's level The programme is considered a broadening MSc as the subject matter is different to that of your 1st degree, but will be more demanding and require an increased level of self-directed study. Reflecting the inter-professional nature of working practice, some modules are delivered with physiotherapy, dietetic and/or social work students, offering opportunities to broaden your experience and explore common aspects of care provision.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) in any degree or an ordinary degree plus relevant pre-professional experience. Basic knowledge of statistics is required. Some applicants may be required to undertake the online Negotiated Learning Module or may apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Occupational therapy foundations for practice; inter-professional context of practice; challenges to occupational health and well-being; occupation for local and global health; understanding occupational therapy in practice; investigating practice interventions; implementing the occupational therapy process in practice; practice implementation and evaluation; developing essential practice skills; community based practice; developing readiness for practice; professional development and the work environment; working in organisations (interprofessional and critical perspectives); organisational behaviour and professional practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is viewed as an integral part of the total learning experience, therefore the assessment strategy is linked to the learning outcomes for individual modules, for example verbal presentations, poster presentations, written assignments, case studies, reflective reports, portfolio development, research proposal, practice education and dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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Postgraduate Admissions Team
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