Occupational Therapy

University of Limerick

24 months
13951 EUR/year
8620 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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. 


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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 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

    13951 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13951 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8620 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8620 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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