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Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

B920

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 5959


Overview

Would you like to feel like your day job improves people’s quality of life? An Occupational Therapy BSc could teach you to support others.

Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages with mental, physical and social difficulties. This course will enable you to develop the necessary skills to support these people in leading healthy and fulfilling lives.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Health and Care Professions Council


College of Occupational Therapists

What our students say...

The variety of the placements have been really interesting and helped me to develop my skills and confidence.

Liz Wicks

Course information

A focus on empowerment, self-awareness and individual responsibility will be ever-present in this course, so that you’re prepared to deal with people in real-world situations upon graduating.

The course is made up of practical placements, where you can start to understand how you will perform in a professional setting, as well as workshops, seminars and lectures. Practical placements should also stand you in good stead to secure a professional position upon completion of your course.

97%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

4th

Our Occupational Therapy course is ranked 4th by Complete University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • A commitment to working in partnership with students to continually develop and further enhance the programme which has been running for over 25 years.
  • Our strong links with a wide range of local health trusts, social services, private health, charitable and voluntary organisations who provide practice development activities.

A huge variety of placement experiences and practice placement marks can contribute to your final degree classification.

The course has been designed to provide a practical-focused approach for the personal and professional development of occupational therapists. It will be underpinned by the principles of empowerment, self-awareness and individual responsibility in order to prepare you to work within changing health and social care environments.

There are three full-time practice placements, which are fully integrated into the programme. They provide opportunities for you to develop professional competence, and also a professional identity in a range of health and social care settings.

Teaching methods include: workshops, interactive seminars, lectures, practice placements and online discussions.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Placements: 30%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 30%
  • Group work: 20%
  • Practical or project work: 10%
  • Presentations, posters: 10%

30% assessed by placements

In a typical week you will have up to 25 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as: 

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 7 hours of individual guided study sessions each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 4-6 hours of practical sessions, workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large-group teaching: 12 hours of seminars and workshops each week.

In addition, you will be expected to spend 10-14 hours of studying in small groups or on your own each week.

The course is designed to ensure a global perspective is encouraged in all aspects of occupational therapy study and practice. The School is keen to explore and develop links with international partners.

Examples of current international partnerships include:

  • PXL University, Belgium
  • Oulu University, Finland
  • University of Malta
  • The University of Cape Town

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The variety of the placements have been really interesting and helped me to develop my skills and confidence.

Liz Wicks

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

The variety of the placements have been really interesting and helped me to develop my skills and confidence.

Liz Wicks

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

(per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

What our students say...

The variety of the placements have been really interesting and helped me to develop my skills and confidence.

Liz Wicks

Career prospects

The expanding role of occupational therapists, in both health and social care settings, offers a range of career pathways.

The School has an excellent graduate employment profile in a variety of settings. The practice placements help to ensure you have the knowledge and practical expertise required by potential employers.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ own Employability and Placements Unit can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.

94%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

£22k

Our graduates earn an average salary of £22,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

The variety of the placements have been really interesting and helped me to develop my skills and confidence.

Liz Wicks
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.