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University of Worcester

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B930

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must include one of the following subjects at Grade B: Biology / Human Biology / PE/ Psychology/Sociology/ Health and Social Care. (General Studies not accepted).

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

122 UCAS tariff points, with at least 45 credits at Level 3, 24 credits at Distinction and the remainder at Merit , with 15 of those in Science which must include biology related subjects. Access to Health Science and Access to Science preferred.

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

DDD

Required: Sport & Exercise Science, Health Science and Applied Science preferred Other BTEC National Diplomas may be considered with AS or A2 Biology / Human Biology / PE at grade B

UCAS Tariff

120-144

Must include one of the following: Biology / Human Biology / PE/ Psychology/Sociology/ Health and Social Care. (General Studies not accepted) and 5 GCSEs at A*-C/9-4, including English Language, Maths and Science. (Functional Skills Level 2 Mathematics is accepted)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Occupational therapy

**Overview**

Occupational therapists play a key role in helping people regain, maintain or improve their participation in life. Often they work with people whose ability to take part in life has been impacted by injury, disability or illness. Increasingly occupational therapists are working with individuals and groups whose ability and freedom to take part in life is restricted by other circumstances, such as those detained in prison, or in immigration centres. Occupational therapists also work with people who are homeless, or who are refugees.

At Worcester we value compassionate, effective, ethical care, equipping you with the skills and experience you will need to support others to live the life of their choice. We have a strong focus on leadership running throughout the programme, helping you to develop both as a therapist and as a dynamic practitioner throughout your career.

**Key Features**

- Excellent facilities, including Ability House - our own on-site educational facility, and clinical suites equipped with extensive simulation equipment

- Small class sizes and a supportive teaching team, who are all qualified occupational therapy practitioners

- Strong industry links ensure the programme embraces contemporary practice and provides diverse placement opportunities

- Practical skills developed through placements throughout the course, starting at the beginning of first year

- Accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council

**Learn more about the course at our Open Days**

Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. Explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students.

Find out more and book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days

**Why the University of Worcester?**

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

**Recent Worcester achievements**

- University of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards and UK Social Mobility Awards

- 1st for Quality Education - 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

- Outstanding Support for Students - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards

- Top 10 for Student Satisfaction - 2019 National Student Survey

- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

- Sustainability Institution of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Green Gown Awards

**Guaranteed accommodation**

If you’re applying to be a first year undergraduate student and accept a conditional or unconditional offer as your first choice by 1 May and apply for accommodation before 31 May, you are guaranteed a place in our University-managed accommodation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

School of Allied Health and Community

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
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Occupational therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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
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Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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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£15k

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£18k

£18k

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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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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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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