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(Hons) Occupational Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) London, United Kingdom
As a (Hons) Occupational Therapy graduate from St George's, University of London you will work collaboratively with people to help them set and achieve goals to live their lives to the fullest. You will focus on helping people participate in the roles and activities they aspire to, want and need to do, despite any challenges they might face.
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Occupational Therapists work with children and adults of all ages in a range of settings including health organisations, social care, housing, education, prisons, employment services, voluntary organisations, and in private practice. They work with clients with challenges including mental health problems, physical illnesses or disabilities and learning disabilities or a combination of these.

Highlights of the (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme from St George's, University of London

  • Successful completion of this course allows you to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK.

  • There are well-established Allied Health Professional education programmes already running at St George's including physiotherapy, radiography and paramedic science which provides unique opportunities for inter-professional education and debates preparing students to work in multi-disciplinary health and social care teams.

  • Modern teaching facilities enable students to practice and develop practical skills in simulated environments to prepare for practice placements.

  • Established links with local NHS and Social Care organisations enhance prospects for graduating students seeking work in the local area.

  • Variety of placements both in the NHS, local authority and non-traditional settings.


An Occupational Therapist needs a range of knowledge, skills and experience. These include excellent communication skills, along with a theoretical background and a passionate interest in helping people to achieve their own goals.

The overall aim of an Occupational Therapist is to help and empower people to participate in everyday activities that are important to them; despite any problems or barriers that may arise from illness, injury, disability or the environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams and practising within a variety of settings, you will be helping people of all ages. This could include work in:

  • older people’s services

  • mental health services

  • social care

  • children’s therapy services or schools

  • rehabilitation centres

  • hospitals

  • hospices

  • housing departments

  • private practice

  • charities

  • international services.


Accredited by Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Essentials for Allied Health Professionals

  • Factors Influencing Professional Practice

  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy

  • Occupation for Health and Wellbeing

  • Practice Placement 

  • Research methods in Health and Social Care

  • Enabling Occupational Performance

  • Occupations in Context

  • Human Occupation across the Lifespan

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

GCSEs - 5 subjects graded C (4) or above

A Levels - BBB

International Baccalaureate - Overall score of 32

Access Diploma - 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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