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University of Cumbria

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920 L
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112-120

% applicants receiving offers

46%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.6k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112-120 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of 3 A Levels. Grades BBC = 112 points Grades BBB = 120 points

Scottish Highers
Not Available

114-120 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of 4 Scottish Highers. Grades ABBB = 114 points Grades AABB = 120 points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112-120

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

46%

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

£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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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

This course has an excellent reputation, is fully accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and has an outstanding record for its graduates finding employment. You can study full time at either the Carlisle or Lancaster campus and we offer our MSc accelerated route for graduates.

Modules

The following themes are studied: theory and practice of occupational therapy; professional context; fieldwork education: involving work under supervision from occupational therapists within the workplace; skills and media: including activity analysis, problem solving skills, decision making, communication skills and practical skills such as activity of daily living, leisure and work skills; professional evaluation and research; contributory science: involving study of psychological, social, biological and medical sciences.

University of Cumbria

Carrock halls of residence

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.

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

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
75% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
371 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21.6k HIGH
Graduates who are therapy professionals

84%

Graduates who are health professionals

5%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

3%

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 (with the exception of occupational therapy) tend to be quite small. Job prospects overall, though, are better than average. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. The graduates of 2012 tended to get jobs in related areas - not surprisingly, occupational therapy being the most important job - but they also went into a whole range of other job sectors, too. Graduates from these courses can be pretty flexible.
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