Oxford Brookes University

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

This course is concerned with enhancing the daily lives of individuals with a very broad range of physical, mental health or social needs. The fundamental aim of the course is to enable students to graduate with a Master�s degree in occupational therapy and be eligible to apply for registration as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK. The degree does not provide eligibility to practice in any other country although the degree is World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) recognised.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.2 or above, in a relevant subject to occupational therapy, for example: sociology, psychology, biological sciences, or anthropology. All applicants must have taken and passed a module or course on research methods, addressing both qualitative and quantitative study designs and statistics. 3 A-level subjects at grade B or above. 5 GCSE passes to include grade C in English, mathematics and science. All applicants must be screened for fitness to practise and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made. English language requirements for those whose 1st language is not English are IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any component.

Course modules

Modules include: applied research methods; professional development 2b; professional development 3; practice education modules.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used so that each student will find one that gives them an opportunity to perform at their best. Methods include: Examinations, coursework in the form of verbal presentations, posters and/or case reports on clients. Students are provided with an opportunity for practice using formative assessment tasks to enable them to prepare for the final summative module assessment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,370 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marston Road Campus Oxford OX3 0FL South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
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01865 482586