University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

The MSc Occupational Therapy leads to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HPC). Our course adopts an enquiry-based learning ethos focused on student-centred independent learning, problem solving and decision making, which will be facilitated over the two years of the programme. There will be an evolving level of complexity; from engaging with straightforward case scenarios that develop baseline theoretical and therapeutic understandings, through to complex scenarios addressing service development needs. Integral to the programme are the Practice placements where students will undertake one level 1 (7 week) block in year 1; and then in year 2, one Level 2 (7 week) block; one Level 3 (7 week) block; and one Level 3 (8 week) block.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent required; applicants must have graduated within the last 10 years. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Course modules

Modules include: Human sciences, occupational therapy theory and practice; professional development; and a research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Eligible students residing in the UK will not pay tuition fees; these will be covered by the NHS. In addition eligible students will normally receive a small non-means tested NHS Grant, currently �1,000 per annum, and may apply for a means tested Bursary. Eligibility for bursaries is at the discretion of the NHS Business Services Authority.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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