University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Advanced Professional Practice (Occupational Therapy)

The course will be delivered by university staff and a range of highly regarded external speakers, bringing their own experience and current research to your learning. University staff have extensive experience of international teaching and learning and offer structured international induction including diagnostic assessment, online and face to face support. The course will encourage you to develop a critical, research and evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day professional practice and evidence-based decisions. Current issues within occupational therapy practice will be considered critically and explored in relation to occupational science.

Entry requirements

You will normally hold a recognised 1st or 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy. Relevant professional and educational experience is also taken into consideration. Applicants for whom English is not their 1st language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

You will study 6 compulsory modules, one of which is a professional research project, plus one designated module that you will choose from a selection. Typical modules: Occupation for occupational therapists; advanced skills; research methods: philosophy and study design; rehab and recovery; implementing innovative change in practice; professional project.

Assessment methods

​A range of assessment strategies are used across modules to develop critical thinking and applying it to your practice setting. Typical assessments include essays, case studies, critical reflections and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,670 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,670 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 712 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 712 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,300 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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