Become an OT

Pre-registration degree courses accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists are recognised internationally and will enable you to work overseas

To become an occupational therapist you will need to study an approved pre-registration programme


There are a variety of accredited occupational therapy programmes available in the UK at various universities across the country.

Most are BSc (with Honours) degrees, although postgraduate diplomas and master's degrees are also available.

Careers handbook 2015-16



Other resources


Occupational therapy as a career

Occupational therapists work in many different roles and settings. This short film will help you find out what a rewarding career you could have as an occupational therapist, helping people to live life their way. 

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Occupational therapy as a career: A student journey

This film follows a day in the life of Bethan, an OT student at Brunel University. Watch to find out more about what it's like to study for a qualification in occupational therapy.

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