University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

This course (previously known as Health Through Occupation) gives you license to register and practice as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is ideal for graduates of any subject who wish to gain both a professional and academic qualification and start a career in this challenging and highly rewarding field. You will explore occupational health through our innovative problem-based learning approach, with an emphasis on practical application of skills and knowledge. Through this balance of theory and practice experience you will graduate a capable and confident occupational therapist. Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in practice. Successful completion of the professional elements of the programme leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy.

Entry requirements

Written reports, of 500 words each, on visits to 2 occupational therapy settings - one mental health and one physical health; on commencement of the course a three-year basic life support certificate; degree pass of 2.2 or above in any subject; work experience in health or social care preferred but not essential; for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7 overall with no element below 6.5 (to meet requirements of the Health Professions Council).

Course modules

Theories of occupation and occupational science (causes of occupational problems); occupation related to population health; clinical reasoning; occupational therapy process (assessment, treatment, and evaluation); occupational therapy skills (creative, productive, leisure and daily living); research methods and professional issues.

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

This course is funded by the NHS for home students only.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Eastbourne Campus Eastbourne BN20 7UR South East

Key information

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