Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)
University of Essex
Key Course Facts
This course has now closed for October 2021 entry. Applications for October 2022 entry will open later this year. Our MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) programme helps you to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to work with clients of all ages who have physical, mental health or learning difficulties. If you already have a degree, and have carried out some relevant experience, then this programme could be your route into occupational therapy.
This pre-registration course is a two-year accelerated programme which enables you to take advantage of interprofessional learning (IPL), encouraging professionals to learn with and from each other – an understanding that helps to ensure you have the expertise to respond adequately and effectively to the complexity of your clients’ needs, and ensures that care is safe, seamless and of a high standard.
Central to the philosophy of our programme is the value attached to ‘occupation’ and ‘activity’ as a means to achieving the health and wellbeing of individuals, which enhances their quality of life, thus enabling them to achieve their desired goals.
The cost of required uniform will be fully covered by the school.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration), MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Tuition fees may be subject to annual increases in each year of study in line with inflation.
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.
Positions of University of Essex in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Essex
The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.
Student composition of University of Essex
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Advancing Practice in Occupational Therapy (Post-Registration) MSc||Queen Margaret University||72%||0%||5%||£6000||£16500||161||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy MOccTh||Queen Margaret University||72%||0%||5%||£9250||£15500||161||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy MOccTh||Robert Gordon University||66%||0%||0%||£6750||£14000||180||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) MSc||Queen Margaret University||72%||0%||5%||£9680||£17900||161||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy MOccTh||Plymouth University||46%||5%||2%||-||-||151||Plymouth||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc (PG)||Plymouth University||46%||5%||2%||-||-||151||Plymouth||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc||University of Essex||46%||5%||2%||£9250||£19380||151||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Advanced Clinical Practice (Occupational Therapy) MSc||Brunel University||46%||5%||2%||£4240||£9925||151||Uxbridge||On campus Part-time|
|Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) MSc||Brunel University||46%||5%||2%||£9250||£19855||151||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) MSc||University of East Anglia||46%||5%||2%||£9250||£16400||151||Norwich||On campus Full-time|