University of Brighton Occupational Therapy

University of Brighton Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists help people to maintain or rebuild their physical and psychological lives, and to use activity to retain their independence.

As an occupational therapist, you will work with a diverse range of people who, for various reasons, are unable to do the things in life that they want or need to do. These might be essential everyday skills such as dressing, eating and cooking, or the aspects of life that help us define who we are such as our jobs, leisure interests and relationships.

This accredited part-time course gives you everything you need to qualify and practice as an occupational therapist. A practical approach to learning means that you will apply your knowledge to solve real-world case scenarios in clinical settings.

You will develop practical skills in our Daily Living Suite. The suite is furnished like a flat with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom facilities. Other specialist rooms are equipped for creative arts and crafts such as pottery.

Based in Eastbourne, you will share facilities and some teaching with students on our other health courses.

This focus on interdisciplinary learning enriches your experience while preparing you for the reality of professional practice. Many students on the course are already working in health and social care, but we also welcome applicants with transferable experience from other backgrounds.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.

We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.