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BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy will start in September 2022 and is subject to validation. Please check back in October to start your application.

Occupational Therapy is a challenging and rewarding health career. Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages, helping them to develop, recover or maintain their daily living and working skills. Occupational therapists work with people who may have physical, cognitive or mental impairments. Their expertise helps improve independence and quality of life. 

This course prepares you to be an Occupational therapist and includes a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours you need to qualify.

We have worked hard with the Royal Collage of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) to ensure the course content is highly relevant and RCOT validated our course and by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), so you can apply for registration of the HCPC on graduation.

What makes this course different

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Industry input

Developed with the Royal College of Occupational Therapy

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Our east London location puts you on the doorstep of some of the biggest NHS trusts, Community Services, the independent sector as well as non-traditional in the country, carrying out the latest in treatment and rehabilitation practices.

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Our Allied Health courses received 86% overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.


The University of East London has worked with partner organisations to develop an Occupational Therapy (BSc Hons) degree by Apprenticeship. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of occupational therapy that underpins and informs professional practice.

The Course will enable you to register with the HCPC and equip you with knowledge and skills that enable you to engage with individuals by using occupations as a means of promoting and maintaining health.


This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.



We offer dual delivery which combines traditional on-campus face-to-face teaching and online teaching simultaneously, allowing you to interact as if you were there in person. You can move smoothly between online and on campus teaching subject to your individual timetable (and health requirements). Students can interact and collaborate in person and online in any of these live-streamed sessions. Live-streamed sessions will also be recorded, so you can login when you want, playback and watch from the comfort of your home and whilst on the go. Lab, rehearsal and practical on campus sessions are scheduled in blocks with online options.

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, former and current UEL students.

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, maths or IT, our Skillzone and English for Academic Purposes we offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor led sessions, individual learning, practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course.


Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides.

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL’s assessment and feedback policy


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The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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Occupational therapy is a vocational programme, with graduates moving into the NHS or local authorities as band 5 occupational therapists. The programme has been mapped to regulatory and professional body requirements which reflect and inform employment outcomes.

Embedded into the programme is advice from our members of staff on gaining employment in the NHS or local authorities. Students will be able to create their own professional networks during placements in clinical settings giving them vital knowledge of the environment that they are looking for jobs in.