Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Queen Margaret University


This course will facilitate you to change career to become an occupational therapist in two years. It is delivered full-time and you will complete a number of placements which enrich the learning experience and prepare you for a diverse practice context.

This course attracts people holding a relevant undergraduate honours degree who wish to change career and become an occupational therapist. It is an intensive professional programme of study developing theoretical, analytical, practical, evaluative and reasoning skills as well as professional values. The course is unsuitable for applicants already holding a qualification in occupational therapy.

You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Entry Requirements

Honours degree 2:2 or above in an appropriate area including; Health, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Education or Humanities.

Other degree considered where there is evidence of: knowledge and commitment to occupational therapy; a written research project, research module or experience; direct contact and responsibility with marginalised people or those with impairments in a personal, paid or voluntary capacity for a minimum of 6 months i a health, social care, education or third sector context. Two satisfactory references. Interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


School of Health Sciences


Health Professions

SCQF Level