† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
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This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). Successful completion of this programme will provide graduates with the eligibility to apply to the HCPC Register as an occupational therapist and membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Many registered Occupational Therapists work within the NHS or in social care settings and are recruited and employed by individual organisations. This forward-looking programme appreciates that many occupational therapists and new graduates may also work in non-traditional OT roles, or for private and third sector organisations.
New, varied, and innovative job opportunities are increasingly available to qualified Occupational Therapists, and this programme aims to prepare its graduates accordingly. Non-clinical careers also exist in teaching, research, management and administration, health and safety, and training and development. The experienced teaching team can help students explore and develop their individual career aspirations.
The University Careers and Employability team can provide tailored, individual support and careers advice. The service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation. Alumni can continue to access support and advice for up 15 months after graduating. The service works closely with local, national, and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
The University of Lincoln is home to the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), which is the research centre for the School of Health and Social Care. CaHRU conducts world-leading interdisciplinary research with service users, health service professionals, and organisations to increase health and wellbeing across the health, social, and third sector care services. CaHRU is allied with the Lincoln Institute for Health. The Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH) is a University-wide multidisciplinary research collaboration that conducts internationally excellent and world-class studies from ‘cell-to-community’.
In the second year, students may have the opportunity to go on a ‘role-emerging placement’, where they will be able to explore and justify the possible role of an occupational therapist in an organisation. The options for this are wide-ranging and diverse and students can develop opportunities in areas of interest with the support of the teaching staff.
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
To apply for this programme, please submit an application via the University of Lincoln’s postgraduate online application form. Applicants should ensure that they include a personal statement with their application. As a guide, this should be around 47 lines (or 4,000 characters) and it should evidence details below.
This course is for graduates of relevant degrees who aspire to qualify for eligibility to apply to the HCPC Register as an occupational therapist. Practice-based learning will take place in and around Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.
The School is looking for applicants with a good knowledge of, and a commitment to, undertaking occupational therapy as a profession. This must be clearly demonstrated through experience of health and social care, and knowledge of the profession in their application and at interview.
All relevant work experience undertaken to date should be included in your personal statement and, most importantly, how this work experience influenced the decision to pursue a career in occupational therapy.
Applicants must be able to evidence a good understanding of the breadth of care delivered by occupational therapists, ideally through interactive or observational work experience. They must also demonstrate an understanding of the autonomous role of occupational therapists in assessing, managing, and referring patients, as well as the importance of and engagement with essential professional values and behaviours that bring about high quality, compassionate care.
In addition, applicants should be able to articulate realistic expectations of the programme and the demands of practice-based learning placements.
For information on how to become an occupational therapist and tips on making an application, visit the Royal College of Occupational Therapists website.
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