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University Of Cumbria MSc in Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)
University Of Cumbria

MSc in Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Carlisle, United Kingdom

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,250 / per year *


* UK students


Are you wondering how to become an occupational therapist? Do you want to help others achieve their goals and help improve people's lives? Become a champion for the rights and beliefs of people to take part in the occupations that they need and value.

Our innovative occupational therapy degree is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) as a professional body and approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our degree is designed to equip you with the skills and professional qualifications required for you to become an occupational therapist.

The MSc Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Cumbria provides you with excellent training to become a highly skilled and knowledgeable occupational therapist. We will support you to gain a wide range of up-to-date professional and practical skills so you can help people to do all the occupations they need and want to do. Our degree will enable you to become a part of a hugely diverse and person-centred profession which transforms people’s lives through occupation.

Our programme offers you varied ways in which to learn with increased practical learning in a range of settings from classrooms, to practical skills rooms such as our mock ward and flat. In our impressive simulation facilities, we will work with you to apply your theoretical learning to simulated real-world scenarios. These will enable you to build your confidence and skills in safe and supportive practice environments, before progressing to real-life cases.

Throughout the two years of your Master's degree, we provide you with at least 1,000 hours of placement in a variety of settings with children, adults, and older adults with physical, social, or mental health challenges. We have extensive practice placement providers and so can offer you a broad range of placements in physical, and mental health, children’s services and learning disabilities. Travel to your placement may be up to 90 minutes each way, for some placements. Your final placement is elective, which means you can choose where your placement takes place within the United Kingdom or the wider world. Further information about what makes an eligible elective placement will be given at the beginning of the programme.

We are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and our Professional Body is the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). You will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and apply for membership in RCOT upon graduation. Our graduates have an outstanding reputation making them sought after by a multitude of employers including the NHS, councils, private, voluntary, and independent sector organisations.


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