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University of Bradford

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B930
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
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

128 points to include 3 A levels. 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English and Maths. Level 2 equivalents will be considered.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

128 UCAS tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DDM in a Health or Science subject

UCAS tariff points

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


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

The Occupational Therapy programme provides students with opportunities to become creative, resourceful practitioners, developing skills which enable them to enter a diverse range of employment opportunities. Distinctive features of the programme include an enquiry-based learning approach, development of entrepreneurial skills, understanding of occupational science, and abilities in research and clinical guideline development. Placements marks contribute to the degree classification. The final placement provides opportunities for all students to engage in occupationally-focused practice in areas where occupational therapy is not currently provided; giving graduates unique skills relative for future employability. External examiners for the programme praise academic staff for the support provided to students, creativity and range of assessments, and the quality of feedback provided to aid student development.


Year 1: Professional Knowledge and Foundations of Practice (core) Performance of Occupational Beings (core) Professional Placement One (core) Developing Occupational Therapy Practice (core) Year 2: Enabling Occupation (core) Research Methods in Health and Sport (core) Professional Placement Two (core) Professional Placement Three (core) Year 3: Evidence Based Practice (core) Transition into Practice (core) Professional Placement Four (core) Professional Placement Five (core) Aspirational Research Proposal (option) Evaluating Service Delivery (option) Literature Review (option) Primary Research Project (option)

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

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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 78%
Student score 75% 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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
40% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
330 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
23% 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 £18k LOW
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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