MSc Occupational Therapy - career opportunities

Once qualified, you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and be a vital contributor to the work of health and social care teams, promoting health and well-being through occupation. On graduation, you will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings including hospitals, social care, schools and voluntary agencies, and there are also options to specialise in areas such as mental health, neurology, paediatrics, learning disabilities, vocational rehabilitation or research.

Skills you can develop during this programme include:

  • the use of occupation as a therapeutic intervention 
  • health promotion with individuals and communities
  • clinical reasoning
  • critical appraisal of research 
  • multi-agency working 
  • evaluation using assessments and outcome measures. 
Professional accreditation

On successful completion of the course, you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council

Your qualification will be recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, meaning you may be eligible to apply to work overseas.

Professional practice

It is preferred that you become a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists before you enrol on this programme.

Relevant work experience

Placements are an integral part of the programme so there will be plenty of opportunity for you to build on your skills and professional confidence in a variety of settings.