Occupational Therapy postgraduate courses

A postgraduate course in occupational therapy will further your career, advance your skills and help you to improve the lives of others. Invest in your future on an occupational therapy postgraduate course. 

Whether you're new to the field looking to learn the basics, previously registered and want to brush up on your skills or are currently in the sector wanting to specialise in a particular area, we offer a variety of courses to suit you.

We're proud of the fact that the University of Derby boasts 70 years of experience in training occupational therapy professionals. We also have custom-built facilities that will enhance your learning to guarantee that your qualification is contemporary and practical.

100%overall satisfaction for MSc Occupational Therapy**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018
9thfor overall satisfaction**Advance HE Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2018
Top30UK university**The Guardian University Guide 2019
Sara Cregg-Parnwell stood smiling at the camera.

This course was both interesting and very informative. Prior to starting I had my own views, opinions and beliefs which developed throughout the course and has made me look at the world in a completely different way.

Sara Cregg-Parnwell
MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

The therapeutic kitchen

The therapeutic kitchen allows for students of Occupational Therapy to experience valuable simulated teaching, intervention and assessments tasks. The clinical area helps students consider case studies and problem solve through real life simulation.

Within the kitchen environment there is range of adaptive equipment, such as a height adjustable sink and low level appliances to accommodate a range of disabilities. The small adaptive equipment gives students the opportunity for hands on experience using equipment common to the profession.

Students also use the therapeutic kitchen for facilitating therapy and social groups with their peers, helping understand the challenges of delivering to such groups within the community.

Clinical Skills suite Virtual Tour


Our postgraduate Occupational Therapy courses are accredited by professional bodies including Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Health & Care Professions Council.

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What our graduates do

By studying a postgraduate Occupational Therapy course at the University of Derby you will be able to upskill, specialise or develop new skills that can help you progress in the Occupational Therapy sector.

What opportunities can a postgraduate course offer you?

Karen Newberry discusses her route to teaching Occupational Therapy

With outstanding subject knowledge and a wealth of industry experience, our lecturers including Karen Newberry provide you with the opportunity to fulfil your potential and pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

Karen Newbury talks about Occupational Therapy at Derby

View Karen Newbury - Occupational Therapy video transcript

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Postgraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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