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Occupational therapy (OT) involves enhancing the daily lives of people with a broad range of physical, mental health and social needs. As an occupational therapist you will work with people of all ages, to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
Our Occupational Therapy degree will equip you with the skills to practise as a competent occupational therapist, in a wide variety of health and social care environments.
Your studies will cover:
- occupational therapy theory
- occupational therapy practice
- components of the biological, behavioural, social and medical sciences.
This course will teach you to assess the living skills and occupations of clients. You will use this information to improve how they move around their environment.
You will gain real world experience. We have a clinic where you can watch patients being treated by a qualified occupational therapist.
Six months after qualifying, 90% of students are employed in a professional role with an average salary of £22,000.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
All eligible Occupational Therapy students on courses from September 2020 (new and continuing) will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/paramedic-students-will-get-5000-support-payment-each-year.
Learning and assessment
Year 1 modules provide you with a foundation in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes of occupational therapy.
You will spend time in our skills laboratories to combine your theory and practice.
The placements you undertake at the end of the academic year will provide you with practical work experience.
In Years 2 and 3 you will develop skills and knowledge in specific practice areas.
You'll complete two placement opportunities in different practice areas. This will refine your practical and professional skills.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
After you graduate
As a graduate, you will be well equipped with the knowledge, values and professional strategies you require for occupational therapy practice. You will also have developed the professional and personal competence necessary to become a confident, autonomous and accountable occupational therapist.
Career opportunities include specialist areas of practice, research, teaching and management. Some occupational therapists go on to take NHS consultant posts, or work in industry or with charities, both in the UK and abroad.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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