Occupational Therapy (Hons), B.Sc. | University of Northampton | Northampton, United Kingdom
36 months
15750 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Occupational Therapy (Hons) degree from the University of Northampton prepares you to work as a registered occupational therapist in the UK and overseas. Occupational Therapy is a health and social care profession that enhances the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals to enable them to achieve their full potential. 


Course Details

The Occupational Therapy (Hons) degree from the University of Northampton equips you with the knowledge and skills that you will require for professional practice through combining the study of occupational and human sciences with hands-on learning in a practical setting. 

You will have an opportunity to engage in professional practice within a variety of health and social care settings across public, private, voluntary and independent sectors. The range of placements in traditional and non-traditional settings enables you to develop and advance your skills in assessment and intervention with clients. You will be encouraged to consider the evidence base for current practice throughout the course.

The programme is delivered in three formats:

  • Full-time route
  • Full-time Extended route
  • Apprenticeships

Career Opportunities 

  • Occupational Therapists work in diverse areas of practice. Opportunities are available in the UK and abroad with a wide range of career options; the National Health Service, Sodal Services, private practice, special education, the prison service and in the voluntary sector. 
  • The course is structured to provide you with support, the final year of the course is designed to enable you to prepare for applying for your first job within the field of Occupational Therapy. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal and Professional Skills
  • Interprofessional Education (IPE)
  • Understanding Occupational Beings 
  • Functional Human Sciences 
  • Occupational Engagement
  • Professional Skills for Practice
  • Enhancing Occupational Therapy in Communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must have:

  • You will need to have five GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above 

You will also need one of the following qualifications (or equivalents):

  • Three A Levels at BBC or above (in subjects other than General Studies)
  • BTEC: 18 units; graded DDM
  • Access: Level 3 – 15 credits at distinction and 30 at merit
  • Open University minimum 60 credits. Please note that NVQs at any level are not accepted.
You will need to provide evidence of successful recent study at degree entry level. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15750 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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