What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Maximum of 3 A'levels
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers46%
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
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
If you want a rewarding career as an occupational therapist, one who confidently enhances the lives and wellbeing of people facing physical, mental or social challenges, then our course is for you. Our degree – fully accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council - is designed to teach you all the academic know-how and valuable hands-on skills you’ll need to kick-start your career. Why Choose University of Cumbria You’ll learn the profession-specific practice which meet the needs of employers - and, you’ll achieve this through academic, hands-on learning and a range of clinical practice. This includes working in a variety of settings with children and people with physical, social or mental health issues. The experience you’ll get working alongside qualified professionals will bolster your CV and give you the essential experience that will set you apart from the crowd in interviews. 98% of students are successful in gaining a job after graduating Eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - a prerequisite to practice in the UK Do more than 1,000 hours of work-based practice to secure your accreditation Our good links with NHS Trusts and health and social care organisations provide you with good placement and job prospects Opportunity for you to work in clinics run within the department – boosting your practice confidence Gain crucial experience of working with other healthcare students such as radiography, nursing, and physiotherapy , as you would in a professional role Work alongside and be guided by qualified therapists Your final practice can be taken either in the UK or abroad Academic tutors have professional experience as occupational therapists Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual and support you closely through your studies From your city base – either in Carlisle or Lancaster - you’ll be within an hour of the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site – and the major cities of Manchester and Newcastle, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies. We have an excellent reputation for educating occupational therapists and our students are sought after by employers in the NHS and, increasingly, in the social care and private voluntary and independent sector.
The University of Cumbria has multiple campuses - from Carlisle to London! - each offering a unique learning experience which enables students to have that small campus feel but be part of a bigger university community. With strong focus on vocational learning, it is 2nd in the UK for graduate employability with 97% in employment or further study within six months.
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What do students think about this subject here?
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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