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Due to high demand, applications for September 2021 entry are now closed for this course.

Would you like to help people overcome physical and mental health difficulties to promote independent living and minimise the impact of their disabilities?

Underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of human occupation, the full time BSc Occupational Therapy degree from Northumbria will allow you to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge required to prepare you for a career in occupational therapy.

The course’s contemporary curriculum will develop your theoretical understanding of the links between occupation, health and wellbeing as well as your knowledge of the sciences, which inform professional understanding of human function. You will also gain knowledge of legislation and policy to enable practice in contemporary health and care environments.

Thanks to education delivered through a series of lectures, workshops, and real-life simulation, this course will allow you to be eligible for professional registration following successful completion of your degree. An integral part of the programme is practice placements, including opportunities for an elective placement as well as placements in emerging and new areas of practice.

The importance of people being actively engaged in occupations throughout life and periods of ill-health, transition and change is becoming increasingly recognised on a local, national and international level meaning now is a great time to enter this exciting profession.

 

  

The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

 

88% of students believe they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course (NSS, 2019).

Due to high demand, applications for September 2021 entry are now closed for this course.

Would you like to help people overcome physical and mental health difficulties to promote independent living and minimise the impact of their disabilities?

Underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of human occupation, the full time BSc Occupational Therapy degree from Northumbria will allow you to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge required to prepare you for a career in occupational therapy.

The course’s contemporary curriculum will develop your theoretical understanding of the links between occupation, health and wellbeing as well as your knowledge of the sciences, which inform professional understanding of human function. You will also gain knowledge of legislation and policy to enable practice in contemporary health and care environments.

Thanks to education delivered through a series of lectures, workshops, and real-life simulation, this course will allow you to be eligible for professional registration following successful completion of your degree. An integral part of the programme is practice placements, including opportunities for an elective placement as well as placements in emerging and new areas of practice.

The importance of people being actively engaged in occupations throughout life and periods of ill-health, transition and change is becoming increasingly recognised on a local, national and international level meaning now is a great time to enter this exciting profession.

 

  

The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

 

88% of students believe they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course (NSS, 2019).

Course Information

UCAS Code
B925

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021 or September 2022

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths, English Language and a Science at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. Applicants must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

 International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications 

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths, English Language and a Science at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. Applicants must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

 International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications 

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: TBC

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.


EU Fee in Year 1: TBC

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* This is the tuition fee for 2021/22 entry, and the maximum permitted to charge UK students as per Government Regulations. Government are yet to announce 2022/23 fees, if there is a change fees will be adjusted accordingly.


EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC

International Fee in Year 1: TBC


Scholarships for 22/23 have not yet been announced. Please keep checking for updates.

For information on the range of Scholarships offered in 21/22, visit the funding pages.

 


ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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