Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 15.1 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 17.7 k / Year(s)  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:8156 Duration:24 months

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Oxford Brookes University is pleased to introduce a new two year master's degree course in occupational therapy, which will provide individuals who already have a relevant bachelors degree the opportunity to study an occupational therapy degree at masters level. On successful completion of the degree you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council as an occupational therapist.

Occupational therapy is concerned with supporting people to manage any limitations or disability and enabling them to fulfil the demands of their daily lives with greater skill and satisfaction. This could be in areas of physical disability, mental health or learning disability and you may work with individuals of all ages, including children. As a graduate occupational therapist you will have opportunity to work in the NHS or a local authority, in hospitals, schools, community settings, voluntary settings or private practice.

Why Brookes?
* We have a large and dedicated building in Oxford (Marston Road) and a campus in Swindon (Ferndale), equipped with state-of-the-art classroom and clinical skills simulation suites and resources.
* Established in 1938, we are the oldest School of Occupational Therapy in England, and have one of the best occupational therapy library collections in the country.
* Our courses are open to a wide range of health and social care professionals providing highly flexible continuing professional development (CPD) study opportunities with part-time, full-time and mixed-mode options (including opportunities for e-learning, blended and distance learning).
* We support multi and interprofessional learning and teaching, and many of our courses are either fully multiprofessional or offer excellent opportunities for shared learning.
* Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist practice area and maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally or across the region.
* Many of our lecturers have reputations for excellence and have established links with colleagues, organisations and institutions at national and international level.
* We have a strong research profile, with experienced researchers working in established areas of cancer care, children and families, drug and alcohol, physical rehabilitation and enablement and interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
* Oxford Brookes is rated internationally excellent across a broad range of subjects in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 70% of our research in Allied Health Professions and Studies was rated as being of international significance, and of this, 10% was rated as world-leading.
* Oxford Brookes is a student-centred institution that is fully committed to each individual achieving their potential. To support this, we offer a broad range of student support schemes to facilitate learning and development
* We have an excellent track record of high levels of student satisfaction, low student attrition rates and high employability.

Course length
Full-time: 2 years

The MSc in Occupational Therapy degree will be taught alongside the well-established and highly-regarded BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy. Our undergraduate degree in occupational therapy has a long and prestigious history of preparing occupational therapists who are well equipped to both deliver and develop excellent occupational therapy practice. This shared learning opportunity will provide you with greater scope for debate/discussion in classroom learning. As an MSc student you will have separate master's level tutorial groups with more advanced learning outcomes and assessments for each occupational therapy module taken. You wil be taught by academic staff with many years of experience of teaching on occupational therapy programmes.

You will have the opportunity for face-to-face and virtual learning activities. Our interprofessional modules are all taken alongside other health and social care pre-registration master's level students, enabling you to prepare for the interdisciplinary work you will encounter in the health and social care environment.

The master's degree will:

* Enable you to be a reflective, proactive, innovative and adaptable occupational therapy practitioner, with the ability to critique research and evaluate the effectiveness of evidence in a wide variety of practice settings
* Develop a critical understanding of the theory of occupation and teach you to challenge existing models and approaches used in occupational therapy from an informed perspective
* Provide opportunities to develop your ability to work both independently and as part of a team in the context of social, technological, administrative and policy changes.

Course content
Working at masters level, you will focus on developing your knowledge in occupational therapy, which is evidence-based and strongly underpinned by research. During Year 1, you will undertake modules related to the fundamental skills and concepts in occupational therapy in addition to bio-psychosocial sciences and research methods. You will also work in practice and complete a six week placement.

In the second year, you will build on your knowledge of occupational therapy from the first year practice placement and study more advanced topics in occupational therapy concepts and skills. You will complete a part-time, 10-week placement during the first semester. You can choose a management module (either leadership or operational management) and will also complete an occupational therapy-focused dissertation. The final module of the master's degree is a 12-week block practice placement over the summer of your final year.

You apply for this course through UKPASS (code to be added soon).

Applications received electronically through UKPASS will be forwarded directly to the Programme Administrator. Supporting documentation should be forwarded using the email addresses indicated on the UKPASS application form.

International applicants will:

* need to apply early to allow enough time for obtaining visas if offered a place
* be asked to pay a deposit of £1,000 to secure a place on the course.

Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.

* BA or BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above in a relevant subject to Occupational Therapy, for example Sociology, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Anthropology. * Three A-level subjects at grade C or above. * Five GCSE passes to include grade C in English, Maths and Science. * All applicants must be screened for fitness to practise and a Criminal Records Bureau check will be made.Other qualifications are also considered - please contact us for more details.English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any component.TOEFL internet-based test with a minimum score of 100/120. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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