MSc Occupational Therapy student - Kwai Fong Tang receiving advice from the Careers Hub
Welcome to our interview guidance for BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MOccTh (Hons) Occupational Therapy and MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration).
Here you will find details on:
  • interview preparation
  • interview itinerary
  • important FAQs
  • important documents.
All of which will be helpful for interviews for the following programmes:
We hope that this helps you to prepare for your upcoming interview, but should you have any further questions please contact our interview team on
Please note that for September 2024 entry we will continue to offer interviews online via Zoom. 
The following preparation should be completed if you have been invited to interview for BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MOccTh (Hons) Occupational Therapy and MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration).
Ahead of your interview please complete the below health forms and return to
Once received, these will be added to your application and processed by our admissions team. 

Please watch the below videos ahead of interview:

Top tips for interview

  • Have a good think about the reasons you wish to study with us and why you wish to follow this career path.
  • Consider how you will manage the demands of studying for this degree and how you will overcome them.
  • We advise you to consider the NHS constitution and your personal commitment to these values. Additional information can be found on the NHS website.
  • Take a detailed look at the University of Plymouth’s website course page, as well as the professional and regulatory body websites for occupational therapists, which will provide you with details and links for preparing your application and how to succeed in your interview.
Thank you for booking to attend a Zoom interview with us. As part of your booking, you will have selected either a morning or afternoon session. 
You will be required to join at the stated start time for a brief introduction. Following this you will be allocated your individual interview and be given the opportunity to chat with current students whilst you wait should you wish.
How do I book my interview?
Upon successful submission of your application, you will be sent an email with a unique link to our online booking system. You can use our online system to select an interview date that best suits your availability.
If you have not received this email, please be sure to check your junk or clutter folders.

What if I need to reschedule my interview after I have booked onto one?
You can change, move or reschedule your interview at any stage using the online booking system.
If you are unable to attend any of the dates shown, then please contact our Course Enquiries and Interviews Team by emailing or by calling +44 1752 585858.
As a reminder, attending and passing interview is an integral part of the condition of your offer, so it is essential you book and attend interview if you wish to be considered for a place.

What if I have applied for more than one programme?
If you have applied for more than the programme listed, you will require an additional interview for the other course, to establish if you are suitable for that programme.

What happens after my interview?
The outcome of your interview will be communicated to you via email however UCAS will not be updated until all conditions have been fulfilled. 
This page contains all the information you will need ahead of attending your interview with us, but should you have any questions, please contact our specialised interviews team by emailing

Message from the Admissions Team

Congratulations on being invited to interview for our Occupational Therapy programmes. On this page, we have provided information regarding the tasks we would like you to complete in advance. It is vital that you are prepared and can talk about these tasks when you meet us.
During the interview day we will:
  • Help you to give the best account of your skills, experience and character. This enables us to decide if you will thrive in the University of Plymouth's culture.
  • Explain more about the University, the School of Health Professions and your programme.
  • Enable you to understand as much as you can about the way we work with our students and what it means to become a University of Plymouth student occupational therapist, to develop into a healthcare professional graduate.
The University of Plymouth is required to select applicants using a ‘values based’ approach for pre-registration health professions programmes. This is to ensure we recruit the right students with the right values, to ensure the delivery of excellent patient and service user care. All aspects of the interview are aligned with the core values of the NHS constitution. These NHS values are:
  • Working together for patients.
  • Respect and dignity.
  • Commitment to quality of care.
  • Compassion.
  • Improving lives.
  • Everyone counts.
Please ensure you read the interview pre-work below carefully as this provides information on what you need to do before attending your interview and what you need to bring with you on the day.
We look forward to meeting you at your interview and if you should need any help or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. 
Best wishes,
Mrs Miranda Cunningham 
Admissions Team
MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) 
School of Health Professions