Advanced Occupational Therapy / Advanced Occupational Therapy (Community) (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 - 6 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
January

International course fees
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All study options

About Advanced Occupational Therapy / Advanced Occupational Therapy (Community) at University of Derby

  • This is a flexible course that allows you to tailor your own continued professional development to your personal, professional and service needs, through a range of occupational therapy and interprofessional modules. Modules can be studied as one-off CPD opportunities or you can work towards a PG Certificate, Diploma or MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy
  • The programme is appropriate to a range of practice areas and career routes. However, if you work in a community setting, you may wish to work towards our MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy (Community) by incorporating our two specialist community modules into your studies
  • You will study through distance learning on a part time basis, meaning you can study from your home at a time and pace to suit you, allowing you to shape your own learning
  • You will develop the skills and knowledge required in contemporary settings to apply evidence to your practice and to think critically and innovatively around current and future roles
  • After completing the PG Dip or MSc stage, you can apply for a place on the Doctor of Health and Social Care Practice which will enable you to further develop as a clinical and professional leader
  • Join with a previous qualification in occupational therapy (other entry requirements apply)

Designed for qualified occupational therapists to support continuous professional development and to facilitate advancing practice, this programme offers a choice of occupational therapy and interprofessional modules to enable your post registration learning and development needs to be met. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to approach your practice innovatively, become a critical thinker, and apply research and evidence and to shape current and future practice.

Modules can be studied as one off CPD opportunities or you can work towards a PG Certificate, Diploma or MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy. The programme is appropriate to a range of practice areas and career routes however, if you work in a community setting you may wish to work towards our MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy (Community) by incorporating our two specialist community modules into your studies.

Part time study and the distance learning nature of most modules offer the flexibility needed for busy professionals. Opportunities are also available to select campus-based modules. This means you will come into the university for optional study days to share ideas with fellow post-registration students from across a number of health and social care professions, to develop essential study skills to support your learning further.

Module learning and the assessment strategies used will enable you to apply your knowledge in your workplace to develop personally and professionally whilst contributing to the service in which you work. You will receive support from our experienced occupational therapy tutors to facilitate your learning during each module and to guide your development and learning choices as you work through your programme of study.

We're proud to say that our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change. Please check the website for the latest information.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 6 years
    Course startsJanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

If English is not your first language you must have achieved an IELTS score of at least level 6.5

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