What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
120 UCAS points from A levels (including at least 40 points from either a natural science subject (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or social science subject (Psychology or Sociology), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers19%
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.
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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Occupational Therapists (OTs) help people of all ages to carry out everyday activities which are essential for their health and wellbeing. They assess and treat people who have difficulties carrying out these activities because of disability, illness, trauma, ageing, and a range of long-term conditions. What you study On the course your work is based on adult learning principles with a combination of lectures workshops and self-directed group work, with opportunities for practical learning. Key areas you will study include • occupational therapy practice • research and evidence based practice • personal and professional development • supporting sciences and practice placements. The personal and professional development learning will help you bring together your learning from all modules, while at the same time preparing you for practice and lifelong learning. You develop your skills in • activity analysis and grading • clinical reasoning • person-centred practice • occupation-based intervention in a range of settings • using evidence to support practice • reflection • collaborative working • leadership. You’re also taught and encouraged to • think critically • analyse and evaluate your practice • solve problems • be creative in your practice to meet the needs of individuals and their carers • reflect on your practice • become a lifelong learner. Current government policy drivers require different professional groups to work much more closely together in order to deliver better outcomes for people that use services, whilst making best use of public resources. The size and scope of provision at Sheffield Hallam means that you get to learn with, from and about other professions within health and social care. Our aspiration is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies. Placements and work experience You will also apply your skills and knowledge during four practice learning placements. Placements cover the areas of physical health, mental health, working in the community and in a non-traditional or extended scope setting. Examples include • working in a community mental health team • a brain injury rehabilitation unit • social services • acute hospital ward • a children’s service • charity or voluntary service. Facilities Your studies within the University centre around a number of specially equipped facilities, including a vocational rehabilitation room with equipment used to help people back into the workplace. Expertise You also benefit from a highly respected and award-winning team. The teaching team consists of many active researchers who bring their knowledge and expertise back into the classroom. Your student membership fees for the College of Occupational Therapists are paid, enabling you to access the services they provide. SHOUT Our student led subgroup of our local professional networks, SHOUT (Sheffield Hallam occupational therapy undergraduate team) organises monthly CPD events for clinicians, staff and students. It welcomes new students to the University and has an active presence on social media. Clinical and service user links We have good links with our clinicians who alongside providing practice placements are involved in our student recruitment process and marketing events, such as open days. Specialist clinicians are also involved in teaching. Professional recognition This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and can apply to become members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as an occupational therapist in the UK.
**Core modules** These are based on adult learning principles and combine lectures workshops and self-directed group work alongside practical skills workshops. The course has six strands which progress through the three years • occupational therapy practice • research and evidence based practice • personal and professional development • interprofessional education • supporting sciences and practice placements. The personal and professional development modules help you bring together your learning from all modules, while at the same time preparing you for practice and lifelong learning. **Practice education** You complete one assessed placement plus an unassessed observation week in year one, two in year two and one in your final year. They cover the areas of physical health, mental health, working in the community and working in a non-traditional setting.
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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