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International/EU: £6,689 for the course
- Gain the knowledge and confidence to work in advanced sensory integration.
- See how your learning can contribute to the growing evidence base.
- Plan and implement a research study focused on sensory integration.
This course is available to occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to develop first as a practitioner in sensory integration – and then as an advanced practitioner.
There are multiple intakes of each sensory integration module throughout the year – you can check start dates on the Sensory Integration Education (SIE) website. You’re welcome to discuss your most appropriate pattern of study, funding and study goals with the collaborative course lead Colette Fegan (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by contacting email@example.com.
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How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
You’ll be part of an online community that’s multi-disciplinary in nature and promotes peer and tutor support.
You learn through
- online presentations and lessons
- independent study tasks
- online discussion boards and meetings
- online activities
In the research methods module, you’ll have access to a multi-disciplinary teaching team and an e-tutor. You’ll have your own research supervisor as well – they’ll support you through your research dissertation. You’ll also have access to a range of electronic resources.
Course leaders and tutors
Colette FeganPrincipal Lecturer
I teach on the MSc Vocational Rehabilitation and I am involved in the delivery of the work based learning module
Both the postgraduate certificate and diploma include up to 60 clinical hours, which sit within the sensory integration modules. These clinical hours can be completed within your own workplace – or you can arrange to complete them in another suitable environment.
You’ll also be supported in clinical mentoring sessions to help you hone your clinical skills. Your mentor will be from the SIE register of clinical mentors – or from your workplace if you have a suitable mentor at work who’s an advanced practitioner in sensory integration. You’ll usually have around three hours of mentoring per module.
When you start the course you’ll become a member of SIE’s community of best practice – the Association of Sensory Integration Practitioners (ASIP).
This course prepares you for a career in
- social care
- third sector organisations
- private practice
Where will I study?
You study this course online from any location
Equipment and facilities
We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.
Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech and Language Therapy which is recognised in the UK.
Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted.
Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing your capability for postgraduate study.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Sensory Integration 1: Foundations And Neuroscience||Credits: 30||
|Module: Sensory Integration 2: Clinical Reasoning In Sensory Integration: Assessment||Credits: 20||
|Module: Sensory Integration 3: Clinical Reasoning And Practice In Sensory Integration: Intervention||Credits: 40||
|Module: Sensory Integration 4: Advanced Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Dissertation 45 Credits||Credits: 45||
|Module: Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2023/24 is £6,689 for the course. The fee quoted on the online prospectus is for the whole course. Where a course is to be taken over more than one year, then the course fees are divided into annual fees through a financial calculation to which a rounding mechanism is applied. This can sometimes mean that there is a nominal variation between the quoted fee from the prospectus and the fee charged to the student. There are some circumstances in which a student taking a break in study or engaging in retakes may be charged an additional fee, which should be notified to them at the time.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2023/24 is £6,689 for the course. The fee quoted on the online prospectus is for the whole course. Where a course is to be taken over more than one year, then the course fees are divided into annual fees through a financial calculation to which a rounding mechanism is applied. This can sometimes mean that there is a nominal variation between the quoted fee from the prospectus and the fee charged to the student. There are some circumstances in which a student taking a break in study or engaging in retakes may be charged an additional fee, which should be notified to them at the time.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Occupational therapy courses (PDF, 215.8KB)
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