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University of Salford

Occupational Therapy

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

120

% applicants receiving offers

14%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

At least one from Human Biology, Biology, Psychology, Sociology preferred.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Science preferred. Grades A-B considered only.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Health/Science related subjects - DDM

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
168

Biology required

UCAS tariff points
120

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

14%

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

Not available

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

3 good reasons to study Occupational Therapy at Salford: 1 A Health Professions Council (HPC) approved course facilitating eligibility to register with the HPC. 2 Excellent student support and recognised good practice within teaching and learning. 3 Designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills for the current demands of the workplace. Occupational therapists work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and across all age groups, helping them to cope with a variety of physical and psychological problems. Occupational therapists work with a person to consider how their physical health, mental health and social environment affect their ability to carry out daily living activities such as personal care, domestic tasks, socialising, leisure and work. You will combine academic study with practice placements and develop a variety of personal skills such as advanced communication.

Modules

Year 1: foundation principles of occupational therapy; introduction to collaborative professional practice; experiencing occupation through the lifespan; evidence based practice and research 1. Year 2: understanding people as occupational beings (incorporates practice placement 2); models for occupational therapy practice; evidence based practice and research 2; engaging service users in occupational therapy; practice placement 3. Year 3: exploring contemporary practice; evidence based practice and research 3; practice placement 4; into employment; competence in practice (incorporates practice placement 5 for 8 weeks).

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
56%
13%

Year 1

22%
41%
37%

Year 2

20%
47%
33%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
50%
8%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

8%
75%
17%

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 90%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
35% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
351 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are health associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Graduates who are therapy professionals

31%

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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