Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) - MSc

Our professionally accredited and approved Occupational Therapy MSc will appeal to graduates from all disciplines seeking a rewarding, in-demand career in a profession which supports individuals to participate and engage in meaningful everyday activities. 

Month of entry

  • January

Mode of study

  • Full time


Subject area

  • Health and Rehabilitation

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Full time £9,250 per year
    International - Full time £28,000 per year 

Duration of study

  • Full time - 2 years

Why study Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) at Keele University?

Accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Varied clinical placements including the NHS, emergency services, social care, schools, prisons and in the private, independent and voluntary sectors
Eligible students can apply for the £5,000 NHS training grant to help with living costs
Gain professional transferable skills including clinical reasoning, patient handling, communication, leadership, team working, and critical reflection
Opportunities to collaborate with student physiotherapists, radiographers, prosthetists, orthotists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, doctors and paramedics
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Accreditation and professional recognition

The MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). Successful completion of the programme provides you with eligibility to register with the HCPC and use the protected title of Occupational Therapist.

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Practice-based learning

The programme offers four placement opportunities where you will gain 30 weeks of practice-based experience across a wide spectrum of public, independent, private, third sector and health, wellbeing, social and integrative care systems.
Exposure to such a wide variety of practice-based settings will help to prepare you for the diversity of occupational therapy practice.

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Interprofessional education

During the course you will share teaching sessions with students from Keele's Physiotherapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics from within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Interprofessional education is designed to contribute to professional understanding and respect as you learn with, from and about various professions for the benefit of service user care. 

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Continual Professional Development

Our MSc promotes a commitment to lifelong learning and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for the ownership, planning and implementation of your continuing professional development. You will have access to a range of methods for recording your CPD achievements and are encouraged to document and formulate future development plans within academic mentor meetings and placement briefing
and debriefing.

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

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Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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