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Main entry requirements
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.
in Health and Social Care or Applied Science.
from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in an A Level in a biological science or Psychology.
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 offers13%
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 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 you’ll assess an individual’s needs, devise treatment and provide interventions to facilitate them to achieve their potential and maximum quality of life. On this course you’ll 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). You’ll learn how to integrate underlying theory and principles of occupational therapy and apply what you learn to different areas of practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of cccupational therapy through placements in different settings including areas such as people’s homes, hospitals, schools, charities and prisons. We’ve 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 you’ll study with students from other healthcare professions including physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and podiatrists. You’ll 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 you’ve have made a positive and meaningful impact on the quality of life of others.
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.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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