Health Sciences

BSc OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Key details 

BSC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
B920
Entry Requirements
BBB/ABC
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, integrated assignments, and poster and case presentations. 

We will assess your professional reasoning and analytical skills as they develop. You will also create a professional portfolio to capture your development throughout the programme. You will continue to build on this portfolio throughout your professional career 

Placements are central to the course, and you have to pass all of them to progress. 

You receive feedback throughout, so you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

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Assessment for Year 2

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, integrated assignments, and poster and case presentations. 

We will assess your professional reasoning and analytical skills as they develop. You will also create a professional portfolio to capture your development throughout the programme. You will continue to build on this portfolio throughout your professional career 

Placements are central to the course, and you have to pass all of them to progress. 

You receive feedback throughout, so you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 3

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, integrated assignments, and poster and case presentations. 

We will assess your professional reasoning and analytical skills as they develop. You will also create a professional portfolio to capture your development throughout the programme. You will continue to build on this portfolio throughout your professional career 

Placements are central to the course, and you have to pass all of them to progress. 

You receive feedback throughout, so you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, integrated assignments, and poster and case presentations. 

We will assess your professional reasoning and analytical skills as they develop. You will also create a professional portfolio to capture your development throughout the programme. You will continue to build on this portfolio throughout your professional career 

Placements are central to the course, and you have to pass all of them to progress. 

You receive feedback throughout, so you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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.

Assessment for Year 2

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, integrated assignments, and poster and case presentations. 

We will assess your professional reasoning and analytical skills as they develop. You will also create a professional portfolio to capture your development throughout the programme. You will continue to build on this portfolio throughout your professional career 

Placements are central to the course, and you have to pass all of them to progress. 

You receive feedback throughout, so you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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.

Assessment for Year 3

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, integrated assignments, and poster and case presentations. 

We will assess your professional reasoning and analytical skills as they develop. You will also create a professional portfolio to capture your development throughout the programme. You will continue to build on this portfolio throughout your professional career 

Placements are central to the course, and you have to pass all of them to progress. 

You receive feedback throughout, so you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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

A Levels

BBB or ABC, or BBC with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDM in Health, Care or Science

Scottish highers

AABBB

Scottish highers advanced

CCC

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2, 4 subjects at H3

Access course

Pass with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 in a Health, Care or Science subject

European Baccalaureate

70%

International Baccalaureate

31 points

GCSE offer

In addition to all other specified requirements, you’ll need to hold or be working towards 5 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4, including Mathematics, English Language and a science.

Additional entry requirements

We’d also encourage an application if you hold or are working towards one of the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (Hons)

2.1, or 2.2 with BBC at A Level

Certificate of Higher Education

60% with BBC at A Level

Diploma of Higher Education

60%

Foundation Degree in a Health, Care or Science Subject

60%

Foundation Year of an Undergraduate Degree Programme at a UK University, in a Health, Care or Science Subject

65% with BBC at A Level

Open University (60 Credits) in a Health, Care or Science Subject

60%

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator)

B

CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development, or Children and Young People's Workforce, or Health and Social Care (Including Technical Level)

B

We recognise that some students take a mixture of qualifications. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk if you would like to check whether any particular combination of qualifications would be suitable for entry to this degree programme.

Please note that we do not consider A Levels in General Studies or Critical Thinking, Apprenticeships, NVQs (any level) or Work-based Level 3 Diplomas (previously NVQs) to meet the minimum academic entry requirements, although these can be used as evidence of recent study.

We’ll be unable to consider you for this course if you’ve obtained an academic fail from a previous health based degree programme, including where an exit award has been achieved.

Graduates may wish to consider our accelerated Masters programmes.

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme and an interview:

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

 

Special Entry Requirements 

To ensure that you’re equipped to succeed on this academically rigorous programme, we’d prefer you to be able to demonstrate evidence of recent academic study within 5 years of the start of the course. If you have not studied for an academic qualification within the last 5 years please email admissions@uea.ac.uk to enquire further.

Offers to successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references.

If necessary, the Admissions Service will be happy to provide you with advice on further study that might help you to make a future application to the course. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk with any questions or if you need any further information.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including reading, writing, speaking and listening) at the level of IELTS 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in each component). Review our English Language Equivalences for a list of example qualifications that we can accept to meet this requirement.

INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

Academic English at INTO UEA

Interviews

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that meeting (or being predicted to meet) the minimum academic entry requirements will not guarantee that you will be selected for interview.

Our interview process for entry in 2022 is yet to be confirmed, but in general terms the interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). We’ll look to consider your motivation to study this course, as well as whether you have a clear understanding of the profession (ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care), and an interest in people.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. If you intend to apply with deferred entry, please let us know about your gap year plans in your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and overseas applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 4478818

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees

See information on tuition fees

Scholarships and bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

If you are eligible for tuition fee and maintenance support from the Student Loans Company, you might also be able to apply for additional financial support through the NHS Learning Support Fund when studying this course.

Course related costs

You can find information regarding additional costs associated on our Fees and finance webpages

Course Reference Number: 4478818

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Please speak to us on Live Chat or complete our online Enquiry Form for further information or to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Course Reference Number: 4478818
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
B920
Entry Requirements
BBB/ABC
Duration (years)
3
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