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University of Cumbria

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Maximum of 3 A Levels

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Pass with 60 credits overall.

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

DMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Occupational therapy

The BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy at the University of Cumbria is a pathway to an exciting and rewarding career. Studying here will provide you with a professional qualification recognised world-wide, and a degree that can open many doors to working within health, wellbeing and social care settings. We have a well-established and highly regarded reputation within the North-West of England and beyond, that is reflective of our programme team's passion and enthusiasm for enabling students to become the competent and innovative Occupational Therapy practitioners of the future.

Fundamental to the programme is the core philosophy, shared by Occupational Therapists and Occupational Scientists world-wide, of the transformative impact of occupation on health and wellbeing. You will learn the fundamental rights and beliefs of people to take part in the occupations that they need and value, and to enable such engagement through the practice of Occupational Therapy.

Courses are fully accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council - and are designed to teach you all the academic know-how and valuable hands-on skills you'll need to kick-start your professional career.

Occupational Therapy is recognised as a profession with excellent prospects for graduate employability

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You'll learn the profession-specific practice which meet the needs of employers - and you'll achieve this through academic, hands-on learning and a range of practice placement experiences. This includes working in a variety of settings with people of all ages from children through to older adults who may have physical, social or mental health issues.

We offer you all this, because the experience you'll get working alongside qualified professionals will bolster your CV and give you the essential experience that will set you apart from the crowd in interviews.

- 98% of students are successful in gaining a job after graduating

- Eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - a prerequisite to practise in the UK

- Do more than 1,000 hours of work-based practise to secure your accreditation

- Our good links with NHS trusts, health, social care and voluntary organisations, provide you with excellent placement and job prospects

- Opportunity for you to work with community groups facilitated by the department boosting your confidence and widening your skills

- Gain crucial experience of working with other health and social care students such as physiotherapy, social work, radiography and nursing, as you would in a professional role

- Work alongside, and be guided by, qualified therapists

- Your final practice placement can be taken either in the UK or abroad, giving you the opportunity to experience international health care systems

- Academic tutors have professional experience as occupational therapists and bring invaluable first-hand experience to their teaching

- Tutors are committed to their research interests in order to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession, and will share these and/or involve you in their projects.

- Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual and support you closely through your studies

With all that we do, we have earned an excellent reputation for educating occupational therapists and our students are sought after by employers in the NHS and, increasingly, in the social care and private voluntary and independent sector. Many of our former graduates still work locally as qualified occupational therapists and continue to make strong recommendations for our programme to potential students.

So, to experience a great education, earn a great degree and gain great employability prospects, our course is your springboard to a rewarding career in occupational therapy.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Lancaster

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Nursing, Health and Professional Practice

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.

74%
low
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

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
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
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£21,900
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

92%
Therapy professionals
3%
Health professionals
3%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale

What about your long term prospects?

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

Subjects allied to medicine

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

£24k

£24k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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