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University of Liverpool

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

GCE A2 Level at grades BBB From three A2 Levels (or two A2 levels and two AS Levels) to include Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or Biology, PE or Sport Science. Higher grades may be required from re-sit students. Applied Science A-Level will only be considered when offered with another Science A-Level, not Applied. 5 GCSE subjects at grade A*-C. Subjects to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject. Applied GCSEs are not accepted. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.

We consider Access Courses to be suitable for adult learners who should generally have been out of education for at least 3 years and have had no access to higher education. We do not consider Access Courses to be appropriate for students who have failed to achieve the necessary A2 Level grades. Access courses via distance learning are not acceptable for entry on to this programme. For details of full Access Course requirements please download Access Course requirements for Occupational Therapy.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Minimum of 29 points, including 3 Higher Level subjects at minimum of Grade 5 and Science at Grade 6.

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

DDD

BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at DDD. This should be in addition to 5 GCSEs at Grades A* - C which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science.

A minimum of 5Bs from any combination of advanced higher and higher. Consideration will only be given to advanced highers in different subjects to those of highers. All grades offered must be at least B. Higher grades may be required from resit students.

A minimum of 5Bs from any combination of advanced higher and higher. Consideration will only be given to advanced highers in different subjects to those of highers. All grades offered must be at least B. Higher grades may be required from resit students.

UCAS Tariff

120

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

32%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Occupational therapy

The Occupational Therapy programme at Liverpool will equip you with a range of both academic and practical skills for a rewarding career that enhances the quality of life for a variety of people encountering physical, emotional and social difficulties. You will be taught by respected academics with a breadth of clinical and research experience and will graduate with up-to-date knowledge. You will learn about the human body and use the impressive Human Anatomy Resource Centre. This knowledge will help you learn about disease and disability and how they impact on the ability to engage in everyday meaningful occupation.Throughout the three years you will undertake clinical placements. We have extensive connections with a diverse range of clinical specialties in both physical and mental health, for all age groups from young children to the elderly in our student placements. There are also opportunities for you to study abroad.The programme has recognition from the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) and the College of Occupational Therapists (COT), both of which are important for international job opportunities.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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
99%
high
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Therapy professionals
36%
Health professionals
3%
Caring personal services
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.

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£26k

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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You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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