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Occupational Therapy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

General Studies not accepted

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

122 UCAS tariff points, with at least 45 credits at Level 3, 24 credits at Distinction and the remainder at Merit.

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

DDD

UCAS Tariff

120-144

Must include one of the following: Biology / Human Biology / PE/ Psychology/Sociology/ Health and Social Care. (General Studies not accepted) and 5 GCSEs at A*-C/9-4, including English Language. (Functional Skills Level 2 English is not acceptable)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Occupational therapy

**Overview**

Occupational therapists play a key role in helping people regain, maintain or improve their participation in life. Often they work with people whose ability to take part in life has been impacted by injury, disability or illness. Occupational therapists also work with individuals and groups whose ability and freedom to take part in life is restricted by other circumstances. This includes those who are detained in prison, or in immigration centres, as well as people who are homeless, or are refugees.

At Worcester, we value compassionate, effective and ethical care. Our occupational therapy degree will equip you with the skills and experience you will need to support others to live the life of their choice. We have a strong focus on leadership in our programme, helping you to develop both as a therapist and as a dynamic practitioner throughout your career.

The Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) will be underpinned with a School-wide commitment to interprofessional learning that aims to develop skilled and compassionate practitioners who have the confidence to engage with and promote professional, social, and political change in health and social care. This course runs in parallel with the Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) integrating collaborative working, and evidence-based person-centred practice.

**Key Features**

- Excellent facilities, including Ability House - our own on-site educational facility, and clinical suites equipped with extensive simulation equipment

- A supportive teaching team, who are all qualified occupational therapy practitioners

- Strong industry links ensure the programme embraces contemporary practice and provides diverse placement opportunities

- You are supported to gain more than 1,000 hours of practice-based learning in a variety of practice settings

- Your practical skills are developed through placements throughout the course

- Accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council

- Our Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) achieved 100% Student Satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey

**Learn more about the course at our Open Days**

Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. Explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students.

Find out more and book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days

**Why the University of Worcester?**

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

**Recent University of Worcester achievements**

- 20th for student experience and 23rd for teaching quality in the 2022 Sunday Times Good University Guide

- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020

- Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings

- Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019

- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

Modules

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Assessment methods

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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
£13,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

School of Allied Health and Community

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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.

100%
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

100%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
E

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
92%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

£22k

£22k

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

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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