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Plymouth University

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

41%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.7k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB at A Level to include a Science or Social Science subject

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Award
D

International Baccalaureate
28

28 overall to include 6 HL subjects must come from Biology/Human Biology, Psychology or Sociology

UCAS tariff points
136

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

41%

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

â?¢ Experience problem based learning designed to be practical and close to real life issues faced by Occupational Therapists. â?¢ Benefit from accreditation by the College of Occupational Therapists â?¢ Experience practice placements which demonstrate a range of core skills required for professional practice

Modules

Modules include: Functional anatomy and physiology for occupation; preparation for practice; psycho-social concepts for occupation; occupational studies: humans as occupational beings across the life span; occupational studies: foundations for occupational therapy practice; occupational studies: occupational challenges across the life cycle; occupational studies: occupational presence; occupational studies: occupational therapy toolbox; project studies; practice placement; occupational studies: exploration into practice; occupational studies: occupation for promoting health and wellness of communities; occupational studies: the contemporary practitioner; preparation for professional practice; project.

Plymouth University

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Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
47%
34%

Year 1

16%
50%
34%

Year 2

15%
55%
30%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
17%
66%
17%

Year 1

8%
67%
25%

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 84%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
57% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
349 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £21.7k HIGH
Graduates who are therapy professionals

60%

Graduates who are health associate professionals

27%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

2%

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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