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University of Southampton

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
57% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including science or social science subject. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of mathematics are excluded for entry.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. (For example - S5 – S6 (2 years) - AABBB (A in specific subject) or S6 (1 year) - ABBBB (A in specific subject) Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences Admissions Office at healthsciences@soton.ac.uk for more information.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (D*D*D) plus Science or Social Science A Level at Grade A. BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care (D*D*) plus Science or Social Science A Level at Grade A.

International Baccalaureate

32 (16 at higher) - 34 (17 at higher) Including science or social science at Higher Level. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences Admissions Office at healthsciences@soton.ac.uk for more information.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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


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


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

This course will equip you with a range of therapeutic techniques to help people in your care to overcome both physical and psychological difficulties. You will learn from leading academics who are active in research. As a result, you will graduate with the latest scientific knowledge. You will also benefit from bespoke Occupational Therapy facilities, including a multisensory environment, biomechanics laboratory, and a variety of practical rooms. This Occupational Therapy degree is recognised and approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, creating international job opportunities for our graduates.


Meaning of occupation and occupational performance; Foundation sciences; Design for real life; Professional development, values and self-management; Effective communication; The impact of illness, disability and trauma; Identity, motivation and agency; Evidence-based practice and research

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 57%
Student score 57% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
92% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
394 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are therapy professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


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 tend to be quite small. Occupational therapy is an exception, with 1,060 degrees awarded in 2015. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. We don't have enough occupational therapists to meet demand in the UK and numbers training are falling, so if you're looking at a role in the health sector this is a good option to consider.
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