Occupational Therapy (Hons), B.Sc. | University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) | Preston, United Kingdom
36 months
14250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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You’ll get an outstanding learning experience on the innovative and dynamic Occupational Therapy (Hons) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). It’s a great way to join a valued profession that’s all about enabling people.

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Occupational therapy is an exciting and varied career offering you the chance to make a difference. You’ll work with individuals every day to help improve their independence and their lives.

During the Occupational Therapy (Hons) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) , combining academic and practice placement components, you’ll develop all the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to meet the Health and Care Professions Council requirements for registration as an occupational therapist.

You’ll be supported on your practice placements by experienced and knowledgeable occupational therapist educators in at least four different practice settings.

Future careers

Once registered, occupational therapists can apply for posts in a wide variety of settings - hospitals, GP practices, residential homes, social services, charities, schools and prisons. 

Variety is one of the most exciting things about being an occupational therapist. As well as seeing different individual needs and conditions, you’ll also have the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams in a range of settings - from hospitals to charities and social services departments. 


This course is accredited by the RCOT, the professional body for occupational therapists across the UK. This course is accredited by the WFOT – the global voice for occupational therapy representing occupational therapists worldwide. This course is accredited and endorsed by the Health and Care Professions Council regulatory body. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture and Context of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Practice Placement (Occupational Therapy)
  • The Individual and Occupational Performance
  • Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 
  • Barriers to Occupational Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS: 120 at A2 including Biology or PE or Psychology or Human Biology or Sociology
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM in Health and Social Care
  • BTEC Diploma: D* D* in Health and social care
  • Pass Access Course: 120 UCAS points including 30 level 3 credits at Distinction
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Pass including 120 points from Higher Level Subjects
  • T Level: M including Biology or PE or Psychology or Human Biology or Sociology or Health and Social Care
  • IELTS: 7.0 with no Component lower than 6.5
  • GCSEs: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths, English, Science/Health & Social Care
  • This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 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 Preston

751 - 1425 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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