Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

Key information

Career prospects

As a graduate of the School of Health Sciences you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You can look forward to a career in the National Health Service, Social Services or the private sector.

You will have gained a qualification that meets the Government’s criteria for ‘fitness for purpose’ and ‘fitness for practice’ as well as developing transferable skills such as communication, information technology, problem solving and teamwork.

Occupational Therapy graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) to work outside the UK. Your qualification allows opportunities to build a career in the NHS, Social Services, and independent third sector employers. Successful completion of the programme will allow you to work in a range of specialist services with people of all ages to support them to address the psychological, physical, cognitive, social and environmental challenges which impact on their day to day functioning.


Qualifying you for life

Students will develop skills including:

  • Information gathering and analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology
  • Working with others
  • Time management
  • Self-directed learning.