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University of Huddersfield

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B930

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a Biological Science or Psychology or double Health and Social Care but excluding General Studies. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass a relevant Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in Health and Social Care or Applied Science.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in an A Level in a Biological Science or Psychology or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care or Applied Science.

32%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists work collaboratively with people who need help to engage in occupations which they need or want to do, enabling them to lead a fulfilling and healthy life. Working with people of all ages in a variety of areas, as an occupational therapist youll assess an individuals needs, devise treatment and provide interventions to facilitate them to achieve their potential and maximum quality of life. On this course youll have the opportunity to develop vital knowledge and practical skills whilst your studying in our specialist facilities.Our Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons) degree is accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Youll learn how to integrate underlying theory and principles of occupational therapy and apply what you learn to different areas of practice.Youll also have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of cccupational therapy through placements in different settings including areas such as peoples homes, hospitals, schools, charities and prisons. Weve also got a purpose-built occupational therapy skills lab where you can learn in authentic simulated environments.Occupational therapists work inter-professionally alongside other healthcare professionals, therefore youll study with students from other healthcare professions including physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and podiatrists. Youll also have the opportunity to develop both the teamwork and autonomous practice skills required to work in a rapidly changing health and social care context.Upon successful graduation you could work within the NHS, social services, charities, education services, social enterprises, community interest groups, medico-legal firms or you could work in independent practice. There may also be opportunities in education, research or overseas, as occupational therapists are also needed internationally. Wherever your career path takes you, you could gain great job satisfaction from knowing that youve have made a positive and meaningful impact on the quality of life of others.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Foundations and Context of Occupation and Practice
Health; Occupational Performance and Occupational Disruption
Practice Based Experience 1
Professional Development and Research 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Enhancing Occupational Performance for Individuals and Groups
Interprofessional Working in Context
Practice Based Experience 2A
Practice Based Experience 2B
Research 2

Year 3
Core modules:
Consolidating Occupational Therapy Practice
Practice Based Experience 3
Research 3
Widening Occupational Therapy Practice

Assessment methods

Assessment is a combination of coursework, practice/competency based learning, examinations and essays. This also includes a variety of innovative methods such as reflective logs, group presentations, case studies, portfolios of learning, poster presentations and practice based reports.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
Occupational therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Health professionals
24%
Therapy professionals
12%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Occupational therapy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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