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University of Northampton

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B930
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

27%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Subject at grade A and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
25

Mathematics required at standard or Higher level at 4 or above

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

27%

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

Occupational Therapy, a health and social care profession, considers the mental and physical health and wellbeing of individuals to enable them to achieve their full potential in life. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to help them cope with illness, aging and trauma, and enable them to overcome the challenges of everyday life. Our graduates not only gain an academic degree, but can apply for registration with the Health Care Professions Council to gain a licence to practice and become a member of the College of Occupational Therapy. This course equips our students with the professional skills they will require for professional practice through study of occupational and human science combined with learning in a practical setting. You will have an opportunity to engage in professional practice within a variety of settings; health and social care and others that are less traditional, so you can advance your skills in assessment and intervention with clients. We promote the use of evidence based research and practice in both teaching and placements. The course provides an understanding of how occupational therapy is used as both a means and outcome of intervention. Theoretical knowledge is applied within the practice setting and students undertake both theoretical modules and professional practice at each level of study. This course is full time over five days per week which includes attending lectures and study time. Placements are full time and occur in blocks in each year of study.

Modules

Modules include: Human health; anatomy and physiology, psychology and sociology; understanding occupational beings; professional practice; personal and professional skills; research.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
59%
22%

Year 1

21%
55%
24%

Year 2

16%
59%
25%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
73%
27%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

67%
33%

Year 3

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 97%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
49% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are caring personal services

10%

Graduates who are therapy professionals

69%

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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