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Welcome to Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy at Brunel is one of the largest, longest established, and most highly regarded education providers globally. We are the original ‘London School of Occupational Therapy', established in 1934 and we became part of Brunel University London in 1995.

We combine excellence in teaching with pioneering research and have acquired an international reputation for progressive and innovative research in many areas of health and social care. The breadth and depth of our clinical and social care expertise is reflected in the quality and relevance of the teaching you’ll experience.

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Being in London, we have placement opportunities that provide experience of working in mainstream NHS, social care and non-statutory services with a range of culturally and socially diverse service user groups. Additionally we are also able to offer unique placement experiences within internationally renowned centres of research and clinical excellence throughout London.

Our courses are designed and taught by experts who are nationally and internationally recognised. We use our research and practice expertise to ensure that the courses provided are evidence based, current and closely linked to practice demands.

For those wishing to follow a pre-registration programme that will allow them to qualify as an occupational therapist, as well as be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Social Care Professions Council, we offer two pre-registration routes:

For qualified occupational therapists we offer postgraduate programmes in:

Individual MSc modules can be studied on a standalone basis supporting continuing personal and professional development (CPPD). Modules can also be linked to form a Post Graduate Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma. 

In addition we also offer a credit rated short course, Foundation of Practice Placement in Occupational Therapy for practice placement educators.

We have increasingly attracted overseas students, adding to richness of our programmes of study and increasing the diversity of our student population.

We are a member of the European Network.

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Occupational Therapy as a career: A student journey