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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14500 per year

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About Occupational Therapy at Bournemouth University

Occupational therapists work to improve the everyday life skills of people who suffer with physical, social, and psychological difficulties.

This degree, which is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the College of Occupational Therapists, is designed to give you the sophisticated knowledge, as well as the analytical and practical skills, needed to critically assess a patient’s circumstances in order to help them adapt to their environment and maximise their performance potential.

You’ll delve into the exciting disciplines of anatomy, physiology, sociology, psychology and occupational science; forming the groundwork on which occupational therapy is based.

To complement classroom theory, you’ll gain hands-on practice using our excellent clinical simulation facilities, which feature a daily living suite and kitchen, plus equipment to tackle a comprehensive range of situations commonly encountered by occupational therapists. What’s more, to support your campus-based education, you’ll gain real world experience through 1000 plus hours in professional placements.

When it’s time to join the workforce, we believe our course will give you an edge over the competition as we’ll equip you with all the desired technical, managerial and communication skills needed to enter practice. Testament to this is our 100% graduate employment rate. 

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

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Entry requirements

128 - 136 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma DDM

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent.

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