Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc
2 Years Full- Time
Application Deadline: 8th February 2019
The application system for this programme has changed please note new entry requirements.
The MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) programme is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists; accredited by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland; and approved by CORU.
The MSc in Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) offered at the University of Limerick is the first Graduate Entry Masters programme in Ireland. The course was developed in response to the Bacon Report recommendation that graduate entry options for occupational therapy be explored. This innovative programme is an opportunity for honours graduates to pursue studies leading to a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy. The two-year, full-time course is a timely and appropriate route for graduates, as it recognises their educational and work experiences to date.
The MSc in Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) aims to develop graduates who are able to:
Successful completion of the Garda clearance process, Health Screening & Vaccinations Certification and CPR certification are programme requirements for this degree programme. Health Screening/Vaccination Certificates will incur costs to the studentThis program is subject to the University of Limerick’s Fitness to Practice Policy. Full details available here:
Practice education is a core component of the MSc Occupational Therapy (PQ) program, comprising 1000 hours across four placements that are completed at various clinical sites around Ireland. All students are required to complete a number of placements outside the Mid-West region. Practice education placements range from 4 to 9 weeks duration and are completed in diverse settings including: hospitals, community services, voluntary bodies and the independent sector. No remuneration is available to cover the cost of placement. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange accommodation for the duration of the placement.
The MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) program provides a range of educational activities and opportunities to students including practical and experiential learning activities that reflect the typical work activities of an Occupational Therapist
All prospective candidates considering applying to the MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) program are strongly advised to review the following resources to ensure they are aware of the typical work activities of Occupational Therapists.
These typical work practices are reflected in the educational activities and opportunities afforded to students throughout the MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) programme