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Occupational Science



2023 - 2024


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Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to have either an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy or a social or applied sciences subject at a 2:2 classification or above.

Applicants who have already achieved a Masters qualification (MA/MSc) or equivalent will also be considered for the programme.

Prior work experience is not mandatory for this programme. However, candidates who have relevant work experience will be assessed on an experiential basis.

Candidates with appropriate PG qualifications will have their qualifications mapped to ensure that the learning outcomes map from the achieved qualification to the Masters programme.

English language requirements

Applicants should also have a GCSE English Language qualification (or equivalent) at Grade C/4 or have achieved IELTS 6.0 or above (with no subtest less than 5.5).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Study support

Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally.

We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment.

Our support services include:

  • Personal tutors
  • Disability services
  • Counselling services
  • MyBradford student support centres
  • The Students’ Union
  • Chaplaincy and faith advisers
  • An on-campus nursery
  • Halls wardens

We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.

Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.


Students will have the opportunity to review current practice through analysis of service provision data and develop evidence-based practice through qualitative and quantitative research.

Occupational therapy academics at the University of Bradford are research active, undertaking occupational science scholarship and funded research. Research areas include the exploration of hoarding as an occupation, with the aim of informing new and more effective interventions to support hoarders, and investigating occupational poverty of teen and retiring professional footballers with the aim improving health and welling via occupational balance.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.