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Bournemouth University

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B930
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

14%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

128 tariff points from 3 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications. Offers will be subject and grade specific, particularly in the science subjects.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

14%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You will spend half your time on the course studying theory and research, and half on practice placements, undertaking 1,000 hours of community and clinical placements starting in your first year. This is supported by the theory and practical teaching provided in state-of-the-art clinical skills labs.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
49%
23%

Year 1

21%
46%
33%

Year 2

10%
58%
32%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
80%
20%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

67%
33%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
57% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
356 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are therapy professionals

55%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects (with the exception of occupational therapy) tend to be quite small. Job prospects overall, though, are better than average. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. The graduates of 2012 tended to get jobs in related areas - not surprisingly, occupational therapy being the most important job - but they also went into a whole range of other job sectors, too. Graduates from these courses can be pretty flexible.
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