Glasgow Caledonian University Occupational Therapy MSc

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Glasgow Caledonian University Occupational Therapy MSc

MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Internationally recognised, this programme explores both the theoretical and practical contexts of occupational therapy in today’s society.Occupational Therapists are skilled professionals who help people of all ages to carry out activities they need or want to do however, as a result of physical or mental illness, disability or ageing, they are prevented from doing. They are employed within hospital and a wide variety of community settings, often working as part of a health and/or social care team.

This accredited programme enables graduates of any discipline the opportunity to obtain an occupational therapy degree at Masters level. It is approved by The Health and Care Professions Council and is accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (the UK regulatory body) as an Occupational Therapist.

Graduates can obtain employment in a diverse range of areas, having the opportunity to work with disadvantaged and marginalised groups within hospital and community settings, charitable organisations and private practice.

International applications only
The 17/18 intake is now only accepting applications from international students. Students from Scotland, England, Wales, N. Ireland and the wider EU can apply to start in January 2019.

Course Details

2 Years
Start Date
15 January 2018
Full Time
Subject Area
Health and Social Care
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here represent the requirements for entry to the programme that are normally sought. The Admissions Team may assess additional evidence to assess your eligibility however, depending upon your full academic/employment background.
Typical Entry Requirements
Recent UK Honours degree of a first or upper second class standing (or equivalent) in health, behavioural, or social sciences. Alternatively UK Honours degree of first or upper second class standing (or equivalent) in an unrelated subject and relevant and substantial pre-professional experience.
Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

Applicants with a UK Honours degree of less than upper second class standing in health, behavioural, or social sciences OR a degree of less than upper second class standing in an unrelated subject without relevant pre-professional experience may be able to undertake the online Negotiated Learning Module to secure entry.

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Download course content here. (PDF document)