Course Comparison

Course
MSc Medicine in Hazardous Area Response MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy
Award
Master of Science - MSc Master of Science - MSc
Duration
1 year 1 year
Assessment breakdown
- -
Course type
Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement
- -
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Health Professions School of Health Professions
Entry requirements

Achievement of the University’s entry requirements for study at postgraduate level.

Employed as a healthcare professional, be registered with a relevant professional body (HCPC; GMC; NMC) and have access to the pre-hospital practice environment with existing, contemporary experience and qualification in hazardous area response. 

Candidates should normally have a first degree, BSc (Hons) at 2.2 or above or European first cycle equivalent.

In the absence of a degree, appropriate experience related to the programme, may leave you eligible to apply, provided you can demonstrate a successful qualification at level 6 learning.

Applicants whose first language is not English, must also provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English of IELTS minimum of 7 in each part. If you need to improve your English language to get onto a degree course at Plymouth University, you can book a pre-sessional academic English course.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from non-EU overseas students for this programme as it does not comply with the current Student visa (formerly Tier 4) visa requirements.

You’ll normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent) in Occupational Therapy. If you are a non UK-based candidate you must be recognised as a Occupational Therapist within your own country.

You must also provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English in accordance with the University’s Admissions Code of Practice - IELTS requirement is 6.5 average with a minimum of 5.5 in each category. If you need to improve your English language to get onto a degree programme at Plymouth University, you can book a pre-sessional academic English course.

You’ll be assessed individually for your ability to study at this level and therefore an interview may be necessary. You’ll normally be required to submit a short piece of writing as part of the admissions process.

AP(E)L

Claims for credit for prior learning, whether certificated or experiential are accepted and will be assessed following University regulations and faculty procedures.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

This programme is equivalent to 90 ECTS credits (second cycle) with 30 ECTS credits at postgraduate certificate, 60 credits at postgraduate diploma and 90 credits at masters degree. Each 20 credit module is the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits and assumes a notional student effort of between 200-300 hours.

Successful completion of this pathway does not lead to eligibility to apply for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Social Care Professions Council.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.