What our students say
Sarah Lovatt, MSc Occupational Therapy graduate
“The course took me straight into professional registration for a lifelong career with many branches to explore”
Susan Metheringham, current student
"The emphasis is upon developing yourself so that you can go forward and be the best practitioner possible to help other people, while the placements are a brilliant opportunity to put this into practice."
Thomas Hawksworth, current student
"The course provides a safe and nurturing environment with staff that are genuinely investing in your progress. Theoretical knowledge is complimented by group workshops and placements that will develop, challenge and enhance your capabilities."
Sarah Cross, graduate
"The best part has to be placement, as you are putting theory into practice and gaining so much experience. I have really enjoyed the course as it takes into account all different learning styles and assessments are delivered in a number of ways such as; exams, assignments and presentations. Tutor support is great, even though you're assigned a personal tutor, if you have any problems there are so many lecturers you can approach."
Amy Brown, graduate
"I find occupational therapy interesting because it is client centred and involves assessing, treating and helping clients overcome their physical, accidental or psychological disability. The University of Derby has a very welcoming environment with friendly students. The tutors are also all very friendly and happy to help and offer their support. The best elements are the three placements over the three years which helps to gain experience and put the theory you learn into practice."
Jennifer Bincliffe, graduate
"I have met some fantastic people, my confidence has grown and cannot wait to put what I have learnt into practice."
Michelle Cabay, current student
"Doing the MSc Hand Therapy course has always been something I would like to pursue but the thought of actualy doing it is quite daunting and I had put it off for a while. Now that I have found the courage to do it, I find it quite challenging but equally rewarding and I am enjoying each and every moment."
Kerry Langford-Rotton, current student
"I am really enjoying learning about occupational therapy again. Occupations are all around us, so this is essential stuff."
Rachel Hill, graduate
"I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2005 and currently work in the Working Age Dementia service in Nottinghamshire. I wanted to further my knowledge by studying for an MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy. In 2009 I began studying part time at the University of Derby and studied 8 modules relating to my field of work...