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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
65% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

English or a discursive subject such as History or Sociology at A Level or equivalent. English and Maths at GCSE level.

Scottish Highers

English or a discursive subject such as History or Sociology at Higher or equivalent. English and Maths at National 5 level.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Health and Social Care

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 102 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


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


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

Occupational therapy enables people to fulfil their potential as active and creative beings. It is about working with people to help them gain control of their lives, make sense of their individual situations and ultimately improve the quality of their life. Occupational therapists believe that a balanced range of activities in everyday life is essential to maintain health and wellbeing. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you will require to work as an occupational therapist in a range of human service settings. You will learn to analyse why people do certain things and how their behaviour influences their health. You will also develop an appreciation of how people’s lives can be shaped by their environment and culture and how these factors can impact on their health.


Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Campus panorama

Queen Margaret University Edinburgh is one of the newest universities in the country. QMU combines a relevant education, a high standard of living, a great student experience and a phenomenal employability rate to create a unique university for the 6,000 students who study here. Nearly 80% of our student population is female, all enjoying what Edinburgh has to offer as a top student city.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 63%
Student score 65% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
27% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
49% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
333 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 £22k HIGH
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are caring personal services


Graduates who are therapy professionals


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 tend to be quite small. Occupational therapy is an exception, with 1,060 degrees awarded in 2015. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. We don't have enough occupational therapists to meet demand in the UK and numbers training are falling, so if you're looking at a role in the health sector this is a good option to consider.
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