University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Occupational Therapy (accelerated route)

This is an intensive, accelerated programme of study which requires highly motivated and committed people. The learning opportunities include face-to-face contact with academic tutors, lectures, practical workshops, eLearning activities, group work, student-led seminars, peer teaching and practice placements. There will also be elements of inter-professional learning with students from other health disciplines.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject; applicants with an unrelated 1st degree, but also experience in occupational therapy is considered; as part of their 1st degree applicants should have undertaken a research project and research dissertation; students must also present evidence of academic study in the past 3 years. In addition to a degree, candidates should have a GCSE grade C or above in English Language.

Course modules

Most modules mix academic and practical elements which cover the following areas: Human occupation; professional and core occupational therapy skills; client centred practice; assessment, interventions and evaluation; critical thinking and graduate skills; evidence based practice; research methodologies; professional practice; an optional study module e.g. psychological therapies, music in therapy, palliative care, horticulture; a Masters level research project.

Assessment methods

Each module is credit rated. You are assessed in various ways including coursework presentations, reflective writing, vivas and reports. Assessment of clinical placements do not form part of the masters level assessed credits but does contribute to your qualification and you will be graded to give you an indication of your performance.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fusehill Street, Carlisle Carlisle CA1 2HH North East

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144