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University of East Anglia UEA

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:36,P:9

in a Health, Care or Science subject.

Principal subjects and A level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics, English Language and Science requirements.

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

DMM

in a Health, Care or Science subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112-141

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Occupational therapy

**About This Course**

UEA is ranked in the UK's top 10 for Overall Satisfaction in Counselling, Occupational Therapy and Psychotherapy (NSS 2019) and top 15 for Occupational Therapy in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Occupational therapists play a critical role in helping people of all ages to overcome challenges caused by illness, ageing or an accident, so that they can continue their everyday occupations. By entering onto our three-year course, you’ll be taking the first step towards an exciting and rewarding profession that focuses on developing extraordinary partnerships with people and making lasting, positive changes to their lives by empowering them to reach their maximum potential.

As well as giving you a solid and varied academic grounding, our programme will provide you with early patient contact and access to superb facilities, including our anatomy room and assistive technology suite. So you can develop the practical skills which will prove vital to making your career a success.

**Overview**

As an Occupational Therapist, you’ll need to be a caring and compassionate individual who is determined and committed to supporting the people in your care. You will have exceptional communication skills, enjoy problem solving, have a flexible approach and enjoy working in a busy, multidisciplinary team. You will be keen to develop your leadership and research skills, alongside a holistic approach to care.

You could be based in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, community centres, schools, social services and nursing homes. You may be working at the centre of a multi-professional team that includes doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals. Your skills will be in high demand, and could lead you into a career of specialist roles, management, education or research. You may choose to develop your skills even further through professional development opportunities.

Throughout the course you’ll share modules with physiotherapy and speech and language therapy students. And you’ll take part in small teaching groups, allowing you to get involved with a close-knit student body and supportive learning culture.

Our three-year course is fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

As part of our recruitment process we’ll explore the values of the NHS Constitution at interview, with successful candidates being able to demonstrate how these are reflected in their own beliefs.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

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
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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.

84%
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.

Occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

88%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

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.

Occupational therapy

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.

£22,128
high
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

53%
Health associate professionals
47%
Therapy professionals

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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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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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