24 months
17250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, this Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) course at St George's, University of London explores concepts, principles, and theories of occupational therapy and occupational science, human development, anatomy, physiology, and psychology to develop a strong foundation to practice as an Occupational Therapist.


Accidents, illness, disability, mental health issues and ageing affect millions of people all over the world, making it harder for them to do everyday activities, including education, work, leisure or caring for themselves. By working with service users, for example, teaching them new ways to do things, identifying specialist equipment and assistive technology, or making changes in their environment, occupational therapists enable people with a diverse range of needs to live a better life and do what matters most to them.

On our Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) course at St George's, University of London, learning is very much hands-on, developing your communication skills and preparing you for practice initially in simulated environments, including our dedicated Art of Living Suite, and subsequently on practice placements in an array of different settings. You’ll deepen your knowledge of the human body and how it works through practical sessions in our anatomy and dissection rooms.

Over the course of two years, you will spend 1,000 hours, which is approximately a third of your time on the programme, on placement in and around London in a range of different settings to broaden your experience. These reflect the evolving nature of the profession and may include a wide variety of settings, for example, acute trusts, community settings, schools, local authorities, social enterprises, charities, and non-traditional placements.


Career prospects are excellent with opportunities for career progression within the NHS and other settings through professional practice and development into Senior Occupational Therapist and Advanced Practitioner roles, as well as progression into management, education and training, or academic career pathways. 

If you are an EU or non-EU (international) applicant, you should check with the professional registration body in your country to ensure that you will be eligible to practise there. 

As well as working with individual patients and their families, you could also work with groups and communities, or as part of a multidisciplinary team in hospitals, clinics, charities, prisons and social services departments. As you gain experience, you may opt to specialise in a particular area of practice such as mental health, hand therapy, elderly care or paediatrics. The skills you’ll develop could lend themselves to new emerging roles too, such as working with asylum seekers or refugees, the police or the fire services. 


Soon to be accredited by the  Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Occupational Beings
  • Occupational Therapy: Theory and Practice
  • Maximising Occupational Performance
  • Evidence-based Practice and Research
  • Practice Placement 
  • Advancing Contemporaneous Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Research in Practice
  • Contributing to Communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree in a life science or health-related subject. This may include (but is not limited to): biology, behavioural science, sports science, physiology, health science, or a health-related profession which ideally contains human anatomy and physiology. 
  • Experience of the research process and/or completion of an undergraduate research project is essential.
  • All degrees must be awarded before 1 August on the year of entry.
  • You will be asked to submit a personal statement with your application. This statement should outline your reasons for applying for the course, demonstrate evidence of experience and what transferable skills you learnt from this experience. The personal statement will be considered at various stages in the application process including if you are invited to interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • International (including EU)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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