Teesside University

Teesside University

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Occupational therapy is the process of facilitating change through activity to improve an individual�s quality of life and allow them to reach a maximum level of function and independence. Occupational therapists value the uniqueness of the individual and believe there is personal capacity for adaptation. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an Honours degree (at least 2.1) in an appropriate related discipline; have evidence of study within the last 3 years; be eligible for a Department of Health bursary (more information on the NHS Student Bursaries website); undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Disbarment check.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: Doing, being and becoming; enabling performance through occupation; occupation and performance; practical research methods for occupational therapy; practice placement 1 (6 weeks); practice placement 2 (8 weeks); transformation through occupation. Year 2 core modules: Major project; practice placement 3 (role emerging) (4 weeks); practice placement 4 (12 weeks); professional development in occupational therapy practice.

Assessment methods

The course includes oral and written assessments, with the opportunity to create scientific posters and demonstrate practical, professional techniques.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384110