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Occupational therapy

Transform lives by learning how to use occupation as therapy for health and social issues.

Occupational therapy

In a nutshell, occupational therapy is about therapeutically enabling  people with physical, mental, social and occupational challenges to do everyday activities and to lead fulfilling lives.

There’s no one-size-fits-all definition of what this can entail though, and that’s part of what makes it such a satisfying career.  You could work in a diverse range of settings including: hospitals, clinics, prisons, hospices, care farms, supported accommodation, charitable organisations, government departments, schools… and the list goes on.

Here at Essex, you’ll learn about the relationship between occupational engagement and health and well-being.  This will inform how occupation can be used therapeutically to enable people to lead full and satisfying lives.

 

 

When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification.  You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer.  Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here.
Why study here?
  • Gain hands-on experience in a range of professional settings through practice placements.
  • Our close links with practice educators will strengthen your career prospects.
  • Small class sizes enable strong working relationships between students and experienced staff.

Occupational therapy is about doing the extraordinary to support people with physical, mental, social and occupational challenges to do the ordinary.  It’s about working with patients to assess their individual and environmental abilities and problems in relation to their daily life, and planning solutions with them.

Our pre-registration occupational therapy course is highly sought after.  You'll develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities to work with people of all ages, enabling them to engage in occupations to promote their health and wellbeing. Focusing on inter-professional learning, you’ll be encouraged to learn with, and from, other professionals. In just two years, you’ll be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) as a qualified Occupational Therapist.

When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification.  You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer.    Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here.

 

Interested in the latest on fees and funding for MSc Occupational Therapy?

You may be aware that Health Education England and the UK Government have recently made changes to the funding of some postgraduate healthcare courses.  Make sure you are up to date by checking out our Health and Social Care funding information.

Why study here?
  • Our close links with occupational therapists across the region and beyond will strengthen your career prospects.
  • Develop your practical skills with exclusive use of our dedicated interprofessional labs.
  • Learn alongside our students from other health professions and gain an interdisciplinary perspective.
As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged and well-connected research community. 

We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible.

When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification.  You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer.    Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here.

 

Read more about our portfolio of courses, as well as hints and tips on making your application.

 

Do you know about our scholarships and studentships?

Find out more about our university wide funding, and opportunities specifically for Health and Social Care students.

Why study here?
  • We offer a number of professional doctorate and research courses which cover a variety of specialist areas within the health, social care and voluntary arenas.
  • A number of student scholarships and funding opportunities are available.
  • We specialise in applied, multi-disciplinary research that addresses local, national and international issues relating to health and social care policy and practice, and other related fields.
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