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What will I learn?

Course overview

This course builds on your academic skills whilst helping you to develop the clinical competence to practice as a newly graduated occupational therapist. You explore the profession across the breadth of occupational therapy practice, experiencing a number of clinical and practice settings including a non-traditional context. In addition to intervention strategies you gain experience in applying sound clinical reasoning and learn something of the professional role within multidisciplinary and multiagency practice.

From September 2020 all new and continuing students on this course will receive a £5,000 maintenance grant each year if they’re eligible. They will not need to pay it back. Full details here We include a problem-based approach within our learning and teaching, and learning opportunities with students from other professions. On successful completion you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

The School is committed to the development of quality courses and to the enhancement of the student experience. To that end the Student Voice is central to the design and delivery of the learning experience. We invite you to provide feedback at key points in your student journey and ensure that we respond to your feedback through our 'you said, we did' approach.

Professional accreditation

Our pre-registration occupational therapy provision has been accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

How you learn

This well-established, progressive course incorporates biological, social and clinical sciences with health policy and research methods. You take a problem-based approach to learning and share learning with students from other disciplines across the University.

The course consists of lectures, seminars and practical sessions. We promote teamwork and encourage you to appreciate the many disciplines contributing to healthcare. You are supported through a personal tutor and a range of School and University strategies.

How you are assessed

The course includes oral and written assessments, with the opportunity to create scientific posters and demonstrate practical, professional techniques.

Career opportunities

Many employment opportunities exist for graduate occupational therapists in health and social care, schools and voluntary agencies. Occupational therapists also work closely with other professionals such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists and social workers.

Which department am I in?

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 17,556) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

16 January 2023

Venue

Teesside University

Teesside University,

Middlesbrough,

Tees Valley,

TS1 3BX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry onto a Postgraduate programme, applicants require: Four-year degree from an accredited university with a grade-point average of 2.6. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

Students should have: a 2.1 honours degree. International applicants must have IELTS 7.0 with a minimal score of 6.5 in all sections or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 100/120 (in conjunction with a Teesside University English language test)* before an unconditional offer is made. Test of English as Foreign Language iBT (TOEFL) - listening 17, reading 18, writing 17 and speaking 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Teesside University

‘In the heart of the multicultural town of Middlesbrough, Teesside University boasts a state-of-the-art campus’

  • GBP 300 million invested in campus over next ten years.
  • Over 85 years of innovation in education
  • Close to surrounding countryside including national parks.
  • A university that puts student wellbeing first.

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