M.Sc. On Campus

Occupational Therapy Pre-registration

University of Southampton

24 months
28000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Change the lives of others for the better with the Occupational Therapy Pre-registration MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Develop a strong professional identity as an occupational therapist and gain a clear understanding of how the role contributes to multi-disciplinary teams.


Course Details

This Occupational Therapy Pre-registration MSc course offered by the University of Southampton explores the impact of health conditions and life events on people’s sense of self, relationships and occupations. It combines a range of areas including:

  • psychology
  • human anatomy and physiology
  • sociology
  • pathology
  • learning disabilities
  • mental health

You'll study health and social care by exploring its origins, philosophy and priorities. Including the promotion of good health as well as the management of illness. Throughout the course, you'll develop the confidence to treat people with psychological, physical or social disabilities. You’ll also learn to work with patients, their families and carers, as well as other healthcare professionals.

Working in our purpose-built facilities will give you a great opportunity to apply the skills you learn. We have a multi-sensory environment, a biomechanics laboratory and an adapted flat.

Career Opportunities

  • This creative and forward-thinking course prepares you to confidently work in the changing UK and international health and social care landscape. Our graduates take on roles in a broad range of contexts including the NHS, local authorities, charities, industry, schools, private practice and government agencies.
  • You can specialise in working with children, adults or older people across the lifespan, and pursue a career as a practitioner, researcher, manager, lecturer or consultant.
  • You can expect excellent career prospects in a whole range of healthcare environments where occupational therapy is practiced. Occupational therapy graduates are in high demand in the UK and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Critical Inquiry - Research Protocol
  • Therapeutic Processes in Occupational Therapy
  • Complex Therapeutic Engagements
  • Critical Inquiry - Research Project
  • Influencing Innovation and Change 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need the minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline. This must include a research training component and must have been awarded within the last 5 years. Examples of relevant degrees are human biology, psychology, sociology, and public health.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

EU and international students pay £28,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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