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Occupational Therapy BSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. General Studies is not accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

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. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable. Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

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 4 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

Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. General Studies is not accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. Supplemented by 3 Scottish Highers at BBB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B

Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. Supplemented by 2 Scottish Advanced Highers at BB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

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81-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

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.

By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, St George's 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.

Learning is hands-on and takes place initially in simulated environments, including our dedicated Art of Living Suite. You'll also deepen your knowledge of the human body and how it works through practical sessions in our anatomy and dissection rooms. Over the course of three years you will spend 1,000 hours (approximately one-third of the programme) on placement in and around London in a range of different settings. These may include acute trusts, community settings, schools, local authorities, social enterprises, charities and non-traditional placements.

Career prospects for occupational therapists are excellent, with opportunities for career progression within the NHS and other settings through professional practice and development into Senior Occupational Therapist and Advanced Practitioner roles, as well as progression into management, education and training or academic career pathways. Upon completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which will allow you to practice as an occupational therapist in the UK.

This degree is awarded by St George’s, University of London and is run by the Centre for Allied Health (Education) in the?Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University London.

**Course highlights**

- 1,000 hours are spent on placement within a diverse range of settings such as acute and community hospitals, schools and forensics units.

- Cutting-edge facilities include our dedicated Art of Living Suite with simulated kitchen and bathroom, which enable you to learn skills for practice within a safe environment, as well as our pathology museum, anatomy and dissection rooms.

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

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

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

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
£17,250
per year
International
£17,250
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

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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.

89%
high
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

74%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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.

£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

What about your long term prospects?

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

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

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£29k

£29k

£34k

£34k

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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