M.Sc. On Campus

Occupational Therapy

University of Limerick

24 months
16952 EUR/year
9752 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

The programme 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


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:

  • 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

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

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

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  • International

    16952 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16952 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9752 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9752 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /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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