University of Derby

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

A career in occupational therapy offers variety, purpose and immense job satisfaction. This Masters level qualification qualifies you for a rewarding profession where you can help people facing physical and mental challenges to overcome barriers to their independence. Join the thousands who have benefited from Derby's high-quality, distinctive and innovative Occupational Therapy courses. Ours was the first Occupational Therapy School set up under the auspices of the NHS back in 1948 so we have a strong heritage and reputation in this important field.

Course modules

Module include: foundations for occupational performance; occupational impact of life changes; occupational therapy: foundations for professional practice; occupational therapy: reasoning and therapeutic practice; practice placement education 1; practice placement education 2; practice placement education 3; the developing practitioner; the occupational therapy process: integrating theory and practice; independent scholarship.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written assignments, reports, oral presentations, independent study, practice placement, literature reviews and personal reflections.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Britannia Mill DE22 3BL East Midlands

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