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BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

A career in occupational therapy offers variety, purpose and immense job satisfaction. This degree qualifies you for a rewarding profession where you can help people facing physical and mental challenges to overcome barriers to their independence.

  • Choose a degree rated fourth in England for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2016)
  • Accelerate your career plans: because this degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, you can apply to register to practise as soon as you graduate
  • Boost your professional credibility on a course accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Gain invaluable experience through practice-based learning which makes up almost half of the course
  • Learn from a dedicated and skilled team who have worked in a broad spectrum of occupational therapy roles
  • Improve your practical skills in our superb facilities ranging from a rehabilitation kitchen to an immersive simulation suite
  • Enjoy excellent prospects: 98% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of completing this course.

Already hold a degree and looking to qualify as an occupational therapist? Join our MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) and you can register to practise in two years.

Occupational Therapy accreditation

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