Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

This innovative course provides the skills and knowledge required to apply for registration as an occupational therapist anywhere in the UK. Over 28 months students learn both in the practice setting and at university. Students have the opportunity to register with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) after completion; learn from an award winning team; gain real experience with over 30 weeks on placement.

Entry requirements

Normally: a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and mathematics; some experience of research or knowledge of research methods; previous experience in a managerial, supervisory or leadership capacity or ability to demonstrate comparable personal qualities, and either a 1st degree in a relevant subject including any psychological, sociological, biological or health sciences, or a professional qualification at degree level such as teaching, nursing, social work or an allied health profession; applicants must demonstrate an understanding of occupational therapy, have good communication skills, leadership qualities and an interest in working with people regardless of age, ethnicity or disability; skills in using technology are also important; all applicants who meet the entry criteria for the course are interviewed; applicants who have a health or social care professional qualification at diploma level are expected to demonstrate recent continuing professional development, and provide some evidence of academic activity to show their ability to work at Master�s level; they may need to submit a short essay so that academic potential can be assessed; if English is not the student�s 1st language they need an IELTS score of 7.0 or above with 5.5 in all skills.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to professional practice; occupational therapy, philosophy, theory and practice; research for occupational therapy practice; assessing occupational performance; influences on function; contextualising occupational therapy; leadership in occupational therapy; enabling occupational engagement; occupational therapy project.

Assessment methods

Students practice learning is assessed to meet professional requirements and academic modules are assessed through coursework.

Sponsorship information

Places on this�course�are normally�funded by the Department of Health.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 13,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 28 months
MSc Full-time £ 32,000 per Whole course (home fees) 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

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