Occupational Therapy Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Brunel University 95% 0% 0% £2825 £6615 174 Uxbridge On campus Part-time
University of Essex 95% 0% 0% £9250 £19380 174 Colchester On campus Full-time
Brunel University 95% 0% 0% £9250 £19855 174 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
Queen Margaret University 100% 10% 5% £6000 £16500 142 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 100% 10% 5% £9250 £16400 142 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Derby 100% 10% 5% £9250 £14700 142 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 100% 10% 5% £11000 £13500 142 Preston On campus Full-time
Queen Margaret University 100% 10% 5% £9680 £17900 142 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 100% 10% 5% £9250 £14900 142 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Queen Margaret University 100% 10% 5% £9250 £15500 142 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Robert Gordon University 74% 0% 11% £6750 £14000 147 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 74% 0% 11% £9250 £26950 147 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 95% 0% 5% £9250 £17000 145 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Teesside University 52% 0% 5% £9250 £13000 149 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 68% 5% 10% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 120 Bradford On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 89% 5% 1% £9250 £12250 169 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Brunel University 32% 0% 10% £9250 £17875 120 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
University of Essex 83% 4% 5% £9250 £19670 122 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 100% 0% 10% £9250 £13100 111 Worcester On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University 93% 0% 5% £9250 £16500 124 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Derby 91% 0% 9% £9250 £14045 141 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 91% 0% 9% £9250 £15000 141 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 73% 0% 5% £9250 £17100 147 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 63% 10% 25% £9250 £13200 135 Luton On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 26% 0% 3% £9250 £14500 116 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 88% 0% 5% £9250 £23335 139 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 42% 0% 1% £9250 £13000 119 Sunderland On campus Full-time
University of East London 42% 0% 1% £9250 £13740 119 London On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 84% 0% 4% £9250 £10500 131 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 70% 0% 1% £9250 £15915 128 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Ulster University 93% 0% 4% £9250 £15360 169 Coleraine On campus Full-time
St George's, University of London 89% 0% 5% £9250 £17250 140 London On campus Full-time
York St John University 79% 4% 0% £9250 £12750 125 York On campus Full-time
Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Part-time
University of Kent - - - - - - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast - - - - - - Belfast On campus Full-time
Ulster University - - - - - - Coleraine On campus Part-time
University of Liverpool 95% 0% 0% - - 174 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 95% 0% 0% - - 174 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Kent 95% 0% 0% - - 174 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Essex 95% 0% 0% - - 174 Colchester On campus Part-time
Sheffield Hallam University 95% 0% 0% - - 174 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 95% 0% 0% - - 174 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 95% 0% 0% - - 174 Brighton On campus Part-time
York St John University 100% 10% 5% - - 142 York On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 100% 10% 5% - - 142 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 100% 10% 5% - - 142 Worcester On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 100% 10% 5% - - 142 Cardiff On campus Part-time
The University of Winchester 100% 10% 5% - - 142 Winchester On campus Full-time
Coventry University 100% 10% 5% - - 142 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 100% 10% 5% £9250 - 142 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 58% 0% 6% - - 117 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Ulster University 74% 0% 11% - - 147 Coleraine On campus Full-time
London South Bank University 74% 0% 11% - - 147 London On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 58% 0% 6% - - 117 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Kent 58% 0% 6% - - 117 Canterbury On campus Full-time
London South Bank University 91% 5% 0% £9250 - 140 London On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 69% 5% 5% - - 155 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 83% 0% 5% - - 154 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 76% 0% 2% - - 148 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 93% 0% 0% £9000 - 124 Wrexham On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 84% 0% 12% £9250 - 130 Northampton On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 £16500 142 Poole On campus Full-time
University of Salford 66% 0% 8% - - 141 Salford On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 84% 0% 12% £9250 - 130 Northampton On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 - 142 Poole On campus Full-time
Coventry University 88% 0% 3% - - 139 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 72% 1% 14% £9250 - 120 Preston On campus Full-time
London South Bank University 91% 5% 0% £9250 - 140 London On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 91% 5% 0% - - 140 Pontypridd On campus Part-time
Leeds Beckett University 48% 5% 19% - - 107 Leeds On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
83 /100
1303 students of Occupational Therapy in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Occupational Therapy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24166 £20470 £22755
25-75 percentile range £22902 - £26286 £13903 - £25338 £15486 - £27802

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25042 £21524 £24377
25-75 percentile range £23351 - £26091 £16232 - £24816 £17212 - £27910

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Occupational Therapy

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Occupational Therapy who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Occupational Therapy

  • National Health Service trusts
  • Local authority social services departments
  • Nursing and residential homes
  • Day care and health centres
  • GP practices
  • Prisons
  • Industrial organisations

Specialisations within Occupational Therapy

  • Aquatic Therapeutic Exercise
  • Assistive Technology
  • Autism
  • Brain Injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Driving and Community Mobility
  • Environmental Modification
  • Feeding, Eating and Swallowing
  • Gerontology
  • Hand Therapy
  • Hippotherapy
  • Low Vision
  • Lymphedema
  • Mental Health
  • Neuro- Developmental Treatment
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • School Systems
  • Seating and Mobility Specialist
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Anxiety Treatment

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Occupational Therapy who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Occupational Therapy (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Occupational Therapy at Bournemouth University

95% Therapy professionals
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Occupational Therapy

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Occupational Therapy studies:
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Masters in Occupational Therapy - MOccTh
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) - BHSc (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip

The median salary of graduates of Occupational Therapy was £24166 15 months after graduation, £20470 3 years after graduation and £22755 5 years after graduation.

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) at University of Derby received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 28 respondents.