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Occupational Therapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification ) programme at University of Limerick is an opportunity for honours graduates to pursue studies leading to a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy. The two-year, full-time course is a timely and appropriate route for graduates, as it builds on their educational and work experiences to date. 

Overview

The MSc in Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) offered at the University of Limerick  is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and accredited by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland and this programme is approved by CORU.

Programme Aims

The MSc in Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) aims to develop graduates who are able to:

  • Demonstrate how the relationship between person, occupation and environment is integral to health and well being
  • Design and implement innovate, responsive and evidence-based practice/services
  • Establish therapeutic relationships with diverse populations
  • Employ the principles of client centred practice
  • Engage in clinical reasoning to enable the OT process across a range of practice contexts
  • Collaborate with clients, colleagues and communities
  • Explain the theoretical underpinnings of OT practice to a range of audiences
  • Engage in continuing professional development
  • Critique and apply evidence to practice
  • Advocate for occupational justice within systems
Graduate Profile

Graduates will be qualified to practice in Ireland and eligible for registration in other parts of the world. You will be able to work in a diverse range of environments including schools, hospitals and community settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enquiry in Healthcare 
  • The Anatomy & Physiology of Human Performance
  • Occupational Therapy Approaches to Problems in Human Performance
  • Science of Occupation
  • Preparation for Practice Education (PPP1)
  • Practice Education 
  • Person-Occupation-Environment 
  • Sociology of Health & Illness for Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Development Through the Lifespan
  • Seminar in Professional Practice Issues

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    8

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    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class
Recommended score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed postgraduate studies application form (online)
    • Qualification transcripts and certificates, including certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
    • English language qualification if English is not your first language.
    • A copy of your birth certificate (long document).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13545 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13545 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8370 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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