M.Sc. On Campus

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

24 months
17570 GBP/year
9910 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Get real-world experience in health and social care on this two year course — becoming a registered occupational therapist when you graduate from the Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) programme at Sheffield Hallam University.


The course combines an integrated educational approach in both academic and practice environments to allow students to build their competence in both theoretical and practical aspects of practice.

Future careers

This Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) course at Sheffield Hallam University allows you to apply for registration with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and find careers as an occupational therapist in a wide range of health, social care, voluntary and independent sector environments. Graduates have secured positions across the UK and international locations.

Previous graduates for this course have gone on to work for

  • NHS
  • The Education Authority
  • charities
  • independent private sector
  • RCOT


This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and can apply to become members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as an occupational therapist in the UK.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Creating Original Practice
  • Evaluating Research Methodologies
  • Leadership And Enterprise In Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Performance Across The Lifespan
  • Occupational Therapy Foundations For Professional Practice
  • Understanding Complexity In Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need a first degree recognised in the UK at 2:1 or above in a related subject for example psychology, sociology, biology, health sciences and humanities. Applicants with a 2:2 in the above subjects will be considered on an individual basis. 
  • Applicants who have a 2:1 in a subject other than those above will also be considered on an individual basis which would take into relevant subjects studied at level 3.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35140 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    9910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19820 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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