London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration mode)

The Msc/PgDip Occupational Therapy course is designed to enable you to develop the required competencies, skills and standards of proficiency required to be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as an occupational therapist. The accelerated design of the course allows the full-time professional training to be condensed into two years, rather than the traditional three-year route. This experience acts as good preparation for entering the stimulating and evolving world of health and social care as a qualified member of the workforce. A key feature of this course is the problem-based learning approach which involves you working in a small group with a shared responsibility for meeting the learning outcomes for each module. Occupational Therapy at LSBU has a dedicated team of tutors who utilise their wealth of knowledge, skills and clinical experiences of working in health and social care to inform the teaching programme. The team has a strong commitment to engaging with clinicians and service users in the teaching programme. To support the teaching programme, the School of Health and Social Care has a dedicated suite of clinical skills labs, including two well-equipped Activities of Daily Living (ADL) suites plus large rooms for art, splinting and group skills sessions. After successful completion of either the PgDip or MSc award (including all placements) you'll be eligible to apply for registration as a qualified occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). For more information on what is involved in working as an occupational therapist, please watch the College of Occupational Therapists video, 'Occupational therapy can help people'

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of 2:2 or above in any subject or recognised equivalent. Values and attributes that are comparable to the NHS constitution. GCSE mathematics and English (language), grade C or above. OT visit and 1000 word report: Completion of at least one visit to an occupational therapist working in a health or social care setting followed by a 1000 word written report. Students for whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7 overall or equivalent with not less than 7.5 in listening/speaking and not less than 6.5 in writing and reading for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) or a TOEFL score of 570 including 55 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and at least 5 in the Test of Written English (TWE), at the time of application.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to occupation; assessment of occupational performance; enabling occupational performance and participation I; enabling occupational performance and participation II; enabling occupational performance and participation III; leadership and service innovation in occupational therapy; research and scholarship in occupational therapy (optional unit leading to the MSc qualification).

Sponsorship information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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