Occupational Therapy

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
1350 EUR/year
1350 EUR/year
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The Institute of Occupational Therapy, together with four prestigious European universities, offers a European MSc in Occupational Therapy at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences.


We are seeing a rise in the level of chronic illness and therefore in the demand for scientifically-validated therapeutic measures. The increasing complexity of health and social systems demands a broader perspective for occupational therapy in practice, teaching and research.

The European Master of Sciences in Occupational Therapy provides you with the ability to evaluate and develop occupational therapy concepts, methods, assessments, guidelines and models of care and to carry out scientific projects.

Key facts:

  • The European MSc in Occupational Therapy is the only one of its kind in Switzerland and was approved in 2013 by the Federal Council (the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER).
  • In 2004 and 2010, it was awarded top marks by the Accreditation Institute of the Netherlands. The degree programme has an excellent reputation.
  • Due to its international orientation, Occupational Therapy at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences provides access to a unique international network in occupational therapy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Exploration of concepts of occupation and research
  • Quantitative research methods and human occupation, diversity, culture and participation
  • Quantitative research methods in relation to evaluation and enhancement of occupational therapy
  • Socio-cultural perspectives of human occupation
  • Planning a research project within the body of knowledge of the OT discipline
  • Conducting  a research project within the OT discipline

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from a training institution approved by the WFOT or equivalent (i.e. holders of qualifications awarded in the 1990s by professional colleges that later became universities of applied sciences may contact the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to obtain a UAS title on the basis of their previously awarded qualifications).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 675 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 675 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • 720 CHF per semester


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