The BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy degree prepares you to work as a registered occupational therapist in the UK and overseas. The University of Northampton is one of the longest established Occupational therapy Schools in Britain and offer a wide range of exciting local, national and international practical placement opportunities. Occupational Therapy is a health and social care profession that enhances the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals to enable them to achieve their full potential. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to help them to overcome the challenges of everyday life resulting from illness, trauma and aging. Ranked 13th in the Guardian University League table 2018, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills that you will require for professional practice through combining the study of occupational and human sciences with hands-on learning in a practical setting. You will have an opportunity to engage in professional practice within a variety of health and social care settings across public, private, voluntary and independent sectors. The range of placements in traditional and non-traditional settings enables you to develop and advance your skills in assessment and intervention with clients. You will be encouraged to consider the evidence base for current practice throughout the course. Occupational Therapists work in diverse areas of practice. Opportunities are available in the UK and abroad with a wide range of career options; the National Health Service, Social Services, private practice, special education, the prison service and in the voluntary sector. All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us. Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.