Health Sciences

MSc OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Assessment for Year 1

Our assessments are designed to develop and test your communication skills, and your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level.

Assessment methods will include practical skill oral examinations, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. Your assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s-level work, but your practice placements will be marked at undergraduate level as pass/fail, with feedback offered on performance.

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Assessment for Year 2

Our assessments are designed to develop and test your communication skills, and your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level.

Assessment methods will include practical skill oral examinations, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. Your assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s-level work, but your practice placements will be marked at undergraduate level as pass/fail, with feedback offered on performance.

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Assessment for Year 1

Our assessments are designed to develop and test your communication skills, and your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level.

Assessment methods will include practical skill oral examinations, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. Your assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s-level work, but your practice placements will be marked at undergraduate level as pass/fail, with feedback offered on performance.

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Apply   
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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

Our assessments are designed to develop and test your communication skills, and your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level.

Assessment methods will include practical skill oral examinations, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. Your assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s-level work, but your practice placements will be marked at undergraduate level as pass/fail, with feedback offered on performance.

Admissions Live Chat   
Apply   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent. Applicants with a 2.2 or equivalent may be considered if they have strong relevant work experience.

Additional entry requirements

You must have graduated within 10 years of the start date of the course which is in February each year.

In order to study on the MSc Occupational Therapy course, applicants should have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. If you already are a qualified Occupational Therapist this course is not suitable and you may wish to consider our other professional health courses delivered at Degree and Master’s level.


You must also have a strong profile of secondary qualifications in arts and sciences (A-level or equivalent). You need to have minimum grade C in GCSE Biology or CC in GCSE Double Science. Our admissions criteria also include requirements such as: a clear understanding of the chosen profession; a broad range of relevant work shadowing; an interest in people and a strong academic attainment.

It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.

 

International students

We have a number of places available to applications from students outside the UK/EU for Occupational Therapy. The School of Health Sciences offers a high quality educational experience for international postgraduates. Potential international candidates need to be able to demonstrate the high academic credentials required for the course, as well as good English Language qualifications.

The pre-registration courses offered in the School of Health Sciences are approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and after successfully completing an accredited pre-registration programme such as ours you must apply to register with the HCPC in order to work as a registered healthcare professional in the UK. This course equips you with the skills necessary to practise as an occupational therapist both internationally and in the UK. International students who complete the course will be eligible to apply to the HCPC.

Places on this course are subject to police (DBS) and occupational health checks.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. 

To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. 

Our minimum entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components

  • Pearson (PTE): 65 overall with a minimum of 58 in all components.

All test scores must be less than two years old.

Interviews

All candidates are required to attend UEA for interview, although for international students alternative arrangements such as a skype interview would be considered.

Interviews for candidates shortlisted for our February 2021 intake will take place in June/July 2020. 

We interview using a ‘multiple mini interview’ format. You will spend approximately 7 minutes at each of four different ‘interview stations’ as part of this process. The interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution).

Please note that we do not disclose interview questions.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in February each year. 

Course Reference Number: 663410

Fees and Funding

Fees for 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year

  • International Students: £16,400 per year

International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit

From August 2018 new postgraduate pre-registration nursing and allied health professional students are able to access loans from the Student Loan Company. Please note there will be eligibility criteria which must be met to receive this financial support. 

Course related costs

We want to help you to develop excellent depth and breadth of experience and, due to the diversity of occupational therapy practice and the broad geographic area, practice placements will be located in a variety of locations around East Anglia and you will be responsible for covering additional costs of transport and accommodation. You will also need to pay for a DBS check and health screening, plus any necessary vaccinations.

Please see course related costs here http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/legalstatements/finance-and-fees/additional-course-fees

Course Reference Number: 663410

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

The closing date for receipt of complete applications is 1 June 2020, including the relevant supporting documents and references. 

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 663410
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2
The central theory of occupational therapy is that all humans are occupational by nature. By which we mean that we all engage in meaningful activities and, as such, activity itself can be used to aid rehabilitation. OTs work closely with people who have an illness, injury or disability to help them live their lives to their full potential. You could be helping a young person with anorexia, or an elderly person with mobility issues. The profession is extremely varied and requires ‘out of the box’ thinking alongside professional reasoning. Our course prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career. You’ll join a community of enthusiastic lecturers and educators and a very active OT Society. You’ll be taught within a multi-professional health school, so you’ll graduate confident in your role and with true insight into the role of others, so that you’re able to contribution to excellent, person-centred, inter-professional practice.
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