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International: £8,000 for the course
- Learn to help those with illness, injury and disabilities overcome obstacles in the workplace.
- Examine the social and political issues that individuals with illness, injury and disabilities may face.
- Benefit from a flexible, distance-learning approach; perfect for fitting around a related career.
- Personalise your learning approach; adapting your modules and qualification level to suit you.
- Enhance your employability; be at the forefront of political changes relating to work and welfare reform.
This versatile postgraduate course is aimed towards those with an existing position in an employment-related area. You'll specialise and suit your interests, work and experience; graduating with sought-after qualifications.
'This course has enhanced my skills and knowledge so that I am better equipped to support my clients. The module leaders are full of enthusiasm and expertise, encouraging active discussion and shared learning.'
Jess Hill, MSc Vocational Rehabilitation, 2018 graduate
How you learn
This course allows you to study as you work. You'll take two core modules, and then choose a more specialised route. Throughout, you'll be encouraged to forge interprofessional relationships, sharing your experiences through the online learning environment.
You learn through
- self-directed study
- live webinar engagement
- essays/journal articles
- project and research work
- service improvement plans
You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information.
Course leaders and tutors
This course is designed to support those who already work in an employment-related area. As such, much of the learning and assessment you undertake will be related to, and based on, your current position.
You'll study topics that are each relevant to your own work, personal development and practice.
You will have regular opportunities to engage in online discussions with your peers during your study. These tutor-directed activities enable you to share your ideas and experiences, and make connections with other individuals who have common goals and may face similar challenges.
This course prepares you for a career in:
- occupational health
- occupational therapy
- human resources
- employment services
- disability services
Where will I study?
You study at your own location by distance learning
Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related healthcare subject. Exception can be made to this on a case by case basis. Alternative evidence to show the necessary academic ability will be requested, such as a written piece of work.
Other formally certified qualifications
Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants will be considered on other relevant evidence which may include for example; documented evidence of recent CPD activity. such evidence must be clearly described in any application.
Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing their capability for postgraduate study.
Level of English language capability
If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area.
Relevant work or work-related experience
Applicants would normally have experience in a professional role in a related field of health and wellbeing, although individual circumstances would be considered.
Applicants will be motivated and prepared to study independently and autonomously. They must be prepared to embrace the challenges of Master's level study including online distance learning, have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills.
The programme is intellectually challenging and applicants should be prepared to actively contribute to discussion and debate; critically reflect upon own and others¿ practice and; explore and evaluate the evidence base underpinning their chosen course of study.
Use of Prior Credit (RPL): prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit may be used within the programme in the following ways:
Through the University's recognition of prior learning (RPL) process it may be possible for applicants to be exempt from some modules of the programme.
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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Ergonomics And Human Factors At Work||Credits: 30||
|Module: Fundamentals Of Vocational Rehabilitation||Credits: 30||
|Module: Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Advancing Practice In Neurological Therapy (Distance Learning)||Credits: 30|
|Module: Cognition And Perception In Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Evaluating Service Improvement||Credits: 15|
|Module: Evidencing Your Cpd||Credits: 15|
|Module: Evidencing Your Cpd||Credits: 30|
|Module: Health Promotion And Lifestyle Management||Credits: 15|
|Module: Planning Service Improvement||Credits: 15|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 60|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£670 for 15 credits or £1,335 for 30 credits).
† 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course. For distance learning study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£670 for 15 credits or £1,335 for 30 credits).
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU 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)
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