Northumbria University Occupational Therapy

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Northumbria University Occupational Therapy

This course is for those who want a career working with a variety of people, where no two days are the same. This course will assist you to develop the confidence, skills and knowledge for a life-long career in occupational therapy. A degree in Occupational therapy will enable you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to gain state registration to practice as an Occupational Therapist. You will learn through a range of methods including lectures, practicals and simulation.

The syllabus includes physical and behavioural sciences, medical and mental health conditions, occupational therapy theory and practice, legislation and social care policy, and inter- professional learning. You can also access our highly- specialised Clinical Skills Centre, enabling you to link theory with practice. Successful students studying Occupational Therapy at our Coach Lane Campus will be skilled in creative problem-solving, communication and building relationships.

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70 / 127
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Start date and duration

Start date
Full Time
3 Years

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Drop-out rate


2:1 or above


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How you’re assessed

11% EXAM
53% Course work
36% Practical work

Entry requirements

Exams Grades / Points Detailed entry requirements
SQA Higher BBBCC-BBBBC A Science or Health related subject is required.
SQA Advanced Higher CCC-BCC A Science or Health related subject is required.
Tariff Points 120-128 A Science or Health Related A Level or equivalent is required.

Previous study

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Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
English Language
General Studies
English Literature

Tuition fees

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Full Time
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Full Time
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