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York St John University

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B930
Bachelor of Health Science (with Honours) - BHSc (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.9k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

120 UCAS Tariff points from three B's at A Level.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

120 UCAS points from DMM in the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.

UCAS tariff points

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


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

As an occupational therapist you will recognise the dynamic relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing. Occupations are those everyday, personal activities which have particular significance and purpose to an individual and help in the expression of a person’s identity. The aim of occupational therapy is to help people engage in those occupations which they need or want to do, and enable them to lead personally fulfilling and healthy lives. We remain committed to providing a high quality educational experience for our students, that recognises the importance of individuality. This programme is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the College of Occupational Therapists (COT). Successful graduates holding our BSHc (Hons) Occupational Therapy qualification are entitled to apply for registration to practice.


Modules may include: Level 1: You will have an opportunity to study biological sciences, psychological and social sciences, health, wellbeing, illness and disability and occupational therapy practice. Level 2: The focus is on applied theory and occupational therapy skills within the physical and psychosocial domains. There is an emphasis on communication skills, research, IT and occupational therapy specific techniques and approaches. Level 3: At Level 3 you will have the opportunity to consider the contextual influences and drivers related to the profession as well as preparing to make the transition from student to graduate. You will also complete a dissertation using research and enquiry techniques.

York St John University

The Quad

As a student at York St John you will have the opportunity to live and study in our amazing city. Our campus is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster. York St John was originally founded in 1841 as a teacher training college these days, we have invested over 75 million to make sure we have cutting edge facilities for you to benefit from.

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 86%
Student score 78% MED
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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
48% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21.9k HIGH
Graduates who are therapy professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are caring personal services


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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