• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

For people with physical or mental health limitations, everyday tasks may be difficult. However, through activity, occupational therapy enables people to live more productive and enjoyable lives.

To meet the standards of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, a minimum of 1000 hours of practice placement is required. As one of the largest providers of qualified Occupational Therapists in Scotland, GCU is innovative in practice placement experience, resulting in job creation in new areas of practice.

Occupational Therapists work as part of a team and a third of this programme is dedicated to inter-professional study, where students from a range of health and social care professions learn together.

As practice education placements are offered across a wide range of settings within Scotland there will be an expectation to travel and/or relocate as part of the Occupational Therapy (Hons) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University

Your career

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Accreditation

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations for Interprofessional Practice
  • Occupational Performance
  • Fundamentals of Human Physiology
  • Art and Science of Occupational Therapy
  • Practice Education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: BBBC including English plus Nat 5 Maths at C
  • A level: BCC plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 to include English at Higher or equivalent plus Ordinary Maths at Ordinary O3
  • IB Diploma: 24 points
  • BTEC: MMM in a health related subject, plus GCSE Maths and English at C/4
  • SWAP: Access to Health and Biological Sciences at Glasgow Clyde College with BBB. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the course and have relevant work/shadowing experience.

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • RUK: £9250
  • Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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