Postgraduate MSc

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Understand humans as occupational beings. On successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to apply to become a registered occupational therapist.

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Start date

    03 Jan 2025

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Gain the skills to become a professional occupational therapist, able to deliver and evaluate occupational therapy in a range of settings
  • Understand the relationship between occupation and health, models of occupation, occupational science and occupational justice
  • Learn how to carry out occupational therapy assessments and interventions
  • Work with people from across the lifespan and with a range of physical, mental and social difficulties such as dementia, stroke, homelessness or unemployment
  • Be required to undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised professional practice 

Professional regulation

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is a World Federation of Occupational Therapists recognised Education Programme.

The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulates occupational therapy. The title of ‘occupational therapist’ is protected by law. This means that anyone who uses a designated title must be on the HCPC Register. Successful completion of this course will give you the eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC. 


Occupational Health clearance and compliance with standard NHS immunisations requirements is mandatory and essential for placement attendance. Please click “find out more” in the fees and funding section further down this page for full details of any extra costs relating to your course. 


Your academic community

As a student on this course, you’ll join a research-led academic community in the subject area of therapeutic and rehabilitation sciences.

Your learning 

You’ll learn through a wide range of experiences including problem-based and task-based tutorials, practical sessions, self-directed learning and research. 

Why study Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally accredited course
  2. Fantastic placement opportunities
  3. Specialist facilities
  4. Expert supervision
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