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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

Occupational Therapy lecturer Karen Newberry and student Rebekah Carter tell us about the heritage of Occupational Therapy at the University of Derby: 

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