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St George's, University of London

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Sciences or Social Science may be helpful but are not essential. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted. Re-sits will be considered.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:24,P:0

60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). Credits must be in science subjects. Overall 21 credits graded at Distinction and 24 at Merit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

15 points at Higher Level, sciences or Social Science may be helpful but are not essential At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English, if at least a C grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

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

DDM

Subjects in Science, Psychology, Biology, Health and Social Care may be helpful but is not essential

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

Five B grades at Higher Level including English Language, Maths and Science. BBB at Advanced Higher Level including Biology or Human Biology.

UCAS Tariff

120-135

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is a health and social care profession that supports people experiencing challenges in their health and wellbeing as a result of injury, illness, or disability. Occupational therapists work collaboratively with their clients using a person-centred approach, helping them to participate in the roles and activities they want to, despite any challenges they might face.

Occupational therapists work with children and adults of all ages in a range of settings including health organisations, social care, housing, education, prisons, employment services, voluntary organisations, and in private practice. They work with clients facing challenges such mental health problems, physical illnesses or disabilities and learning disabilities.

By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, our Occupational Therapy BSc course explores the concepts, principles and theories of occupational science, human development, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. You will develop excellent communication skills and learn to work collaboratively with a range of clients, carers and communities to meet their goals.

Year 1 is primarily university based, although you will complete your first practice placement. Collaborative inter-professional education, with other health care students, helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills.

In Year 2 you will build on your understanding of theoretical concepts and develop the skills you need to deliver occupational therapy with a variety of clients in physical or mental health services, and with clients with learning disabilities. You will complete two practice placements giving you an opportunity to put theory into practice.

Year 3 includes a research project and another practice placement in which you will work with greater autonomy; this will help ease your transition into a practitioner.

This course will equip you with the skills you need to practise occupational therapy in a wide range of health and social care settings, as well as non-traditional settings such as working with homeless people and refugees. When you graduate you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which will allow you to practise as an occupational therapist in the UK.

**Course highlights**

- Placements in a range of diverse practice settings within the greater London area, and the opportunity for international placements

- Established links with local NHS and social care organisations, enhancing your employment prospects

- Jointly awarded by St George’s, University of London and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership with Kingston University

- Accreditation by Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists

**About St George’s, University of London**

As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Modules

By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, this course explores concepts, principles and theories of occupational science, human development, anatomy, physiology, and psychology to develop a strong foundation to practice as an Occupational Therapist. You will develop excellent communication skills and learn to work collaboratively with a range of clients, carers and communities to meet their goals.

Year one is primarily university-based, although you will complete your first practice placement. Collaborative inter-professional education, with other health care students, helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills and appreciate the roles of other professionals

In year two you will build on your understanding of theoretical concepts and learn skills to deliver Occupational Therapy with a variety of clients in a range of health and social care services, and with clients with learning disabilities or children. You will complete two practice placements, an opportunity to put theory into practice and develop your skills further.

A comprehensive research project in year three also puts your analytical skills to the test, and you will complete another practice placement where you will work with greater autonomy and competency.

You can find further information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/occupational-therapy#modules

Assessment methods

You can find information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/occupational-therapy#studying

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University Of London

Department:

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

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.

75%
med
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

75%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
B

After graduation


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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.

£20,160
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
42%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Caring personal services
9%
Natural and social science professionals

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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