Occupational Therapy BSc
This course received a 75% overall student satisfaction rating in the most recent NSS survey.
Occupational Therapists work collaboratively with people of all ages to enable them to participate in the daily activities (occupations) that are important to them. This includes self-care, leisure and work activities.
As an Occupational Therapist, you will work with people who have diverse needs. This includes both physical and mental health challenges or various life circumstances which impact on their participation in daily life activities.
Occupational Therapists work in a diverse range of settings, for example, schools and nurseries, health organisations, social care, prisons, charities and private practice.
Occupational Therapists work with children and adults of all ages in a range of settings including health organisations, social care, housing, education, prisons, employment services, voluntary organisations, and in private practice. They work with service users with challenges including mental health problems, physical illnesses or disabilities and learning disabilities or a combination of these.
You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been awarded no more than five years before your year of application.
15 points at Higher Level, Sciences or Social Science may be helpful but are not essential.
At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 5 (Grade C) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O Level Maths and English.
English language requirements for speakers of other languages
7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sections in core elements - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Essentials for Allied Health Professionals
- Factors Influencing Professional Practice
- Foundations of Occupational Therapy
- Occupation for Health and Wellbeing
- Practice Placement 1
- Research methods in Health and Social Care
- Enabling Occupational Performance
- Occupations in Context
- Human Occupation across the Lifespan
- Practice Placements 2 and 3
- Research in Practice
- Promoting Occupation in Contemporary Practice
- Reflection, Evaluation and Outcome Measurement for Occupational Therapists
- Inter-professional Debates/Management
- Practice Placement 4
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Teaching methods include classroom-based learning, simulated practical exercises, case-based learning, individual and group working and practice placements. You will also benefit from the support of a personal tutor, peer-group learning and a range of web-based learning materials and online discussion forums.
- Tuition fees per year: £9,250
- Total fees: £27,750
International and EU students
- Tuition fees per year: £16,500
- Total fees: £49,500
As you gain experience, you may opt to specialise in an area of practice. There are many exciting opportunities for career advancement, further study or research, including further postgraduate study at St George’s.
The overall aim of an Occupational Therapist is to enable and empower people to participate in everyday activities that are important to them; despite any problems or barriers that may arise from illness, injury, disability or the environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams and practising within a variety of settings, you will be helping people of all ages. This could include work in:
- older people’s services
- mental health services
- social care
- children’s therapy services or schools
- rehabilitation centres
- housing departments
- private practice
- international services
Successful completion of this course allows you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and become a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (COT).
About this institute
St George's, University of London
At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global...
Why study at St George's, University of London
At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of medicine, science and allied health courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your next step.
St George’s excellence has been recognised by The Complete University Guide as the top university for graduate prospects for four years in a row. We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.
Our close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with us, you will join a community that is making a difference.
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