Want to play a key role in helping people take part in daily activities and help them achieve their full potential? Then our occupational therapy clearing degree is for you.

You will learn how to take a ‘whole-person’ approach to both physical and mental health to ensure people can interact with their environment and take part in everyday tasks safely. We will prepare you to work with people of all ages, circumstances, and health conditions so you can support others to live the life of their choice.

Occupational Therapy Facilities

As an occupational therapy student at the University of Salford, you will get to use our purpose-built rehabilitation flat which provides the opportunity to learn and practice skills within a secure and realistic environment.

Designed with a functioning kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, you will experience how to use a range of equipment and daily living aids that an occupational therapist may use to assist a patient to perform an activity.

You will also have access to the occupational therapy resource room where you’ll find a variety of equipment that assists individuals. These include splinting, personal care, memory devices, and much more.

Occupational Therapy Courses in Clearing

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At the University of Salford, we are dedicated to ensuring you are prepared for your future career. We consistently receive very positive student feedback about our occupational therapy degree, and we're pleased to say that our course is ranked within the top 20 Occupational Therapy courses nationally in the Complete University Guide 2023.

Our occupational therapy degree

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), our BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy degree is designed to help you understand function and dysfunction in the mind and body.

You’ll work with people from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, cultures, and conditions to help them achieve daily tasks. This course is taught by experienced lecturers who have worked clinically as occupational therapists in a variety of settings, including internationally. You will look at the societal and institutional contexts of illness and health, as well as ethical issues in healthcare delivery.

Whilst on your course, you will combine academic study with practice placements that will help you develop professional and personal skills.

Contact us

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If you have a question about studying any of our courses, or you’d like to learn more about joining the University of Salford, contact our friendly team today on 0161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk.


How long is an occupational therapy degree?

At the University of Salford, our occupational therapy degree takes three years to complete.

What can I do with occupational therapy degree?

If you want a career helping people, then studying an occupational therapy degree will set you on a rewarding career path.

As an occupational therapist, you will have considerable scope for career development in clinical specialities, management, research and education. Occupational therapists are employed in a range of health and social care settings, in addition to working for employers such as the prison service, litigation services, voluntary organisations and private practice.

Alongside working as an occupational therapist, below is a list of jobs that you could pursue after completing your degree:

  • Disability service worker
  • Manager
  • Researcher

Is a degree in occupational therapy worth it?

A career in healthcare is very rewarding and inspiring. As an occupational therapist, you will help those who are having trouble functioning in daily life due to ageing, trauma, disability, illness or injury. Studying for an occupational therapy degree will teach you both professional and personal skills that can be transferred to a variety of careers both in and outside healthcare.