Explore Occupational Therapy

Male and female Occupational Therapy students practising moving and handling techniques with a sling and hoist under the direction of a tutor.

Occupational therapy is a rewarding and varied profession. At its core is a concern with how occupation, or the things that people need and want to do, influence health and wellbeing at an individual or societal level. Occupational therapists are committed to working alongside vulnerable and marginalised people and communities, to empower them to achieve health and well-being through meaningful occupations. 

Start your study journey

Register for our next Open Day to learn more about studying Occupational Therapy and speak to our course team.

Explore our Occupational Therapy courses


Explore our undergraduate programmes:

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (Extended Route)

Starting September 2025, choose between our traditional or new extended learning pathway. The extended route provides flexibility for studying alongside work or other commitments. It spans three semesters annually, involving 22.5 hours per week for learning and full-time practice education placements. Explore more on our BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (Extended Route) course page.


Explore our postgraduate programme:

What Can We Offer You?


Our courses are accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), demonstrating our commitment to high standards of teaching and learning.


You will benefit from our strong connections with service users, clinical experts, and industry partners, enhancing our reputation for training occupational therapists ready for current clinical practice.


Experience teaching and learning from Occupational Therapists with diverse clinical backgrounds. They are actively involved in leading professional bodies, conducting research, and hold Advance HE accreditation.

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Get in touch

Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through email enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545