- Talk to us on LINE
- Health and Care Professions Council
- Occupational Therapists, College of
Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)Queen Margaret University
How easy or difficult is to apply to this course? Do you want to know your chances of being accepted?
Location: Queen Margaret University
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/07
Duration: 24 months
Intl fees: £16900
Ask us about COVID-19 and applications.
Sign up to see the offers/rejections of all applicants to this university
Ranking and student feedback
This course will attract people holding a relevant undergraduate honours degree who wish to change career and become an occupational therapist. It is an intensive professional programme of study which will develop theoretical, analytical, practical, evaluative and reasoning skills as well as professional values.Occupational therapists assess individuals' disruption and disengagement from their occupations, and facilitate alternative ways for them to re-engage and participate in their occupational roles to improve their quality of life, wellbeing and sense of belonging.Modules reflect contemporary and prospective occupational therapy practice, concerned with the relationship between the individual's or a community's occupations, their health, wellbeing and belonging. The programme is underpinned by person-centred, evidence-informed and occupation-focused occupational therapy practice. The programme values diversity and prepares graduates to work in diverse practice contexts.
For the latest information on fees and scholarships, please talk to our counselors.
Evidence of a first degree at honours level 2:2 or above in an appropriate area including; health, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, education or humanities; international applicants with an ordinary degree will be considered if their degree is comparable to a UK honours degree; other degrees where there is evidence of a written dissertation are considered; evidence of knowledge and commitment to occupational therapy as a positive career choice; evidence of a written research project, a research module or research experience; evidence of direct contact and responsibility with marginalised people or those with impairments in a personal, paid or voluntary capacity, for a minimum of 6 months in a health, social care, education or third sector context; mature applicants who have graduated more than ten years ago will be considered if they have experience and evidence of equivalent CPD; mature applicants who have graduated more than ten years ago will be considered with the condition that they engage in a module at master's level study if they do not have equivalent CPD; two satisfactory references. International: All international applicants for admission to a taught postgraduate programme offered by the University, must demonstrate competence in English at a standard equivalent to the international English Language Testing System (IELTS) at an aggregated grade of 6.5 or above, with at least 6.0 in each band. In order to be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council, (HCPC) and practise as an occupational therapist in the United Kingdom applicants will be required to communicate in English to the standard equivalent to level 7 of the international English Language Testing System, (IELTS), with no element below 6.5. Interview: All applicants are subject to a group interview, occurring twice a year at Queen Margaret University, normally in May and August in advance of commencement of the academic year in September. Alternative arrangements can be made for those unable to attend. Criminal records check: A satisfactory Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Certificate (or International Equivalent). Medical certificate: A satisfactory signed Health Declaration is required.
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
About this university
Around 17% of students attending the university are from outside the UK. The Recruitment and International Liaison Office is the first place for international students to contact regarding matters around their studies. They are available to provide a range of information and assistance on subjects that commonly are encountered when coming to the UK including immigration and visas, accommodation, bringing family members with them, fees, and funding issues. In addition, there is English language support for those students who donâ€™t speak the language as their first language. The student union is on hand to offer a range of advice and support for students as well as organising extra-curricular activities, volunteering opportunities and even services such as entertainment venues. One of these is Maggieâ€™s the student union bar and cafÃ© where students can meet friends, have a drink or a meal and make use of the pool tables. It is also used as a venue for special events from parties to fundraising events and much more. There are a host of sports on offer at the university ranging from traditional team sports such as basketball, football and rugby to solo sports such as badminton and tennis. There are even special Scottish sports on offers such as Camogie and Gaelic football. The societies on offer are equally diverse and range from interest groups such as the Anime Society to cultural and religion groups such as Christian Union and into the arts such as the Drama or Dance Societies. These also include volunteering and charity groups.