University of Derby
Key Course Facts
Salary of Graduates in counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy
Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£25000 - £28000||£17500 - £25000||£22000 - £28000|
All counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy courses of University of Derby
Salary of all UK Graduates of counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£23659 - £26911||£15340 - £25476||£16859 - £28886|
All counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy courses in the UK
We’ve been delivering Occupational therapy education for over 70 years. Join the thousands of occupational therapists who have benefited from our outstanding teaching and facilities. Pursue a profession with huge reach which will lead to a rewarding career, where you’ll make a real difference to peoples’ lives.
Why choose this course? The programme at Derby was created by the NHS, for the NHS and you’ll join an institution with a wealth of knowledge specific to the profession. You’ll take your first steps towards a career where you can help people facing physical and mental challenges to overcome barriers to their independence.
Is this course for you? This course is for people who are interesting in working with people and want to make a difference to the lives of others. It equips you with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and experience to support people with wide-ranging difficulties to perform the everyday activities which are key to their wellbeing – from work, sport and leisure to self-care.
How you will learn You’ll learn from registered occupational therapists who have worked in a variety of settings and who are specialists in various areas of research. We offer superb training facilities, including an NHS-standard hospital ward and rehabilitation kitchen. Our investment in the latest technology means you can also learn in virtual and immersive environments.
Opportunities and experiences The course includes three periods of practice-based learning where you will work full time in practice for a set number of weeks. You will work in three separate areas of practice to ensure you build the optimum range of skills for becoming a qualified practitioner.
Professionally accredited Our degree is designed to meet rigorous professional standards. It is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Careers and employability Occupational therapy is an exciting and fulfilling career choice. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements. You could progress to important roles in many areas of the NHS, such as acute medical care, paediatrics or mental health but could also go into social services, charities, schools, prisons, businesses or private practice.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Occupational Therapy, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Jobs & Career Perspectives
15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.
Required skill level of job after 15 months
Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)
Example below based on all graduates of Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) at University of Derby
|5%||Caring personal services|
|5%||Managers, directors and senior officials|
Grading & Study Time
Students of the course received the following grades
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the A-levels section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Occupational Therapy, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
Positions of University of Derby in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of University of Derby in related subject specific rankings.
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The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
[Published 09 September, 2023]
About University of Derby
The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.
Student composition of University of Derby
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||University of Huddersfield||77%||0%||0%||£9250||£17000||134||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||Teesside University||69%||0%||4%||£9250||£13000||130||Middlesbrough||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||71%||0%||0%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||140||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||Glasgow Caledonian University||91%||0%||2%||£9250||£12250||148||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||Brunel University||40%||0%||5%||£9250||£17875||132||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||University of Worcester||74%||5%||5%||£9250||£13100||131||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||Oxford Brookes University||89%||0%||5%||£9250||£16500||142||Oxford||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||University of Derby||89%||0%||6%||£9250||£14045||134||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||University of East Anglia||68%||0%||0%||£9250||£17100||155||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||45%||10%||5%||£9250||£13200||133||Luton||On campus Full-time|