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Robert Gordon University

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920
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
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). A science subject is required at AS level grade B and Maths is required at GCSE grade 5.

Scottish Highers

To include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths and a Science subject are also required a National 5 grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In a health related discipline.

International Baccalaureate

To include Higher Level English/(or a written subject requiring the use of English) and a Science subject at Higher Level Grade 4. Maths is also required at Standard Level grade 4.

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

Learning, growing, working, managing our homes, and caring for our families and ourselves are daily ‘occupations’ of life. Physical, emotional, or other challenges can prevent people from participating fully in the job of living. For example, stroke, injury, depression and developmental disabilities can make it difficult for people to do everyday tasks or be as active and as independent as they would like. As a profession, occupational therapy enables people to recover from injury and illness and to regain independence to enjoy life to its fullest. As an Occupational Therapy student you will be taught within our purpose-built facilities that include a Social Care Setting and Clinical Skills area. This will allow you to develop and practise your skills before using them in the work place. You will benefit greatly from the practice placements which are integrated throughout the four years of the course. You will also spend significant periods of time undertaking ‘situated learning activities' within the local community, gaining experience and learning about people and their day to day situation and activities within the community. The Occupational Therapy course has an international link with LaCrosse University, USA. This provides opportunities for exchange visits within your third year, enabling you to gain experience of health and social care in another country.


Robert Gordon University

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Robert Gordon University is a leader when it comes to graduate employability, with an impressive 97.1% of our graduates working or in further study within six months of graduation. With an emphasis on practical experience wherever possible, we ensure our students are ready for life after graduation – over 90% of our courses include a work placement option.

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 97%
Student score 91% HIGH
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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
57% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
399 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are therapy professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are caring personal services


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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