Occupational Therapy is a health and social care profession that supports people experiencing challenges in their health and well-being as a result of injury, illness, or disability.

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Calendar Three years, full time
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As an Occupational Therapy graduate you will work collaboratively with individuals to help them set and achieve goals to live their lives to the fullest. You will focus on helping them participate in the roles and activities they want to, despite any challenges they might face.

Occupational Therapists work with children and adults of all ages in a range of settings including health organisations, social care, housing, education, prisons, employment services, voluntary organisations, and in private practice. They work with clients with challenges including mental health problems, physical illnesses or disabilities and learning disabilities.

  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • There are well-established Allied Health Professional education programmes already running at St George's including physiotherapy, radiography and paramedic science which provides unique opportunities for inter-professional education and debates preparing students to work in multi-disciplinary health and social care teams
  • Modern teaching facilities enable students to practice and develop practical skills in simulated environments to prepare for practice placements
  • Established links with local NHS and Social Care organisations enhance prospects for graduating students seeking work in the local area
 Tuition fees

2017 entry UK/EU: 9,250 per year

2017 entry Non-EU (international): £13,000 per year*

*Tuition fees are liable to increase each year. Fees for International students are determined by consideration of the rate of inflation and any factors such as significant changes to the course. Fees will not normally increase by more than 5% each year, except when the rate of inflation is significantly more than that projected in the preceding year. Fees for Home students are likely to increase each year as permitted by the government, which will normally be in line with inflation.

What does ‘subject to validation’ mean?

Validation is the process by which the University approves a new course to ensure that it meets the high standards required by the Senate of St George’s, University of London. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated, we will do our best to offer you an alternative course at the University.

The Health and Care Professions Council is the regulator for the occupational therapy profession and anyone practising as an occupational therapist (OT) must be registered with the HCPC. To be eligible to register as an OT, s/he must have successfully completed a programme approved by the HCPC. We’ve applied to have our programme approved by HCPC and an approval visit was scheduled for December 2016. The recommendations of the HCPC visiting team will require ratification by HCPC’s education and training board.

The final outcome of the University's validation and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) accreditation process will be known in March 2017.


Last Updated: Monday, 13 March 2017 12:00