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Are you a qualified occupational therapist or perhaps looking to join the rewarding profession?

We offer two postgraduate programmes which both benefit from our close links with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the Health and Care Professions Council, Local Health Boards and Trusts, Social Service Departments and voluntary organisations.

Why you should study with us


Our reputation

We are a leading provider of healthcare education in the UK.


Our academic team

Our postgraduate taught programmes benefit from the input of world-renowned researchers and clinicians who are experts in their field.


Our research

Our research is ranked 4th in the UK overall and we are 1st for our research environment (REF 2014).


Our students

Our programmes attract students from across the globe. We work together to share ideas and develop best healthcare practice.


Our facilities

Our high-tech research laboratories and libraries provide the perfect environment for postgraduate study.


Occupational Therapy (MSc)

Full time

This course, for practicing occupational therapists, aims to develop your knowledge and essential skills to help you progress your career.

Pre-Registration Occupational Therapy (MSc)

Full time

This programme is designed for those who hold a degree, and provides a two year fast-track route into a professional career in Occupational Therapy.

Our talks

Occupational therapy (MSc)

Dr Carly Reagon provides an overview of our post-registration masters programme.

Occupational therapy (PgDip)

Dr Heather Hurst describes the programme, its content, teaching delivery and how to apply.

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Take a virtual tour of our facilities

Caerleon Simualtion Suite

Our simulation suite mirrors clinical settings allowing students to develop key skills and experience.

Occupational Therapy Clinic

We run an on-site Occupational Therapy Clinic where our students can gain experience working with patients.

Flat 189

Flat 189

Flat 189 enables students to practice assessment and treatment skills in a home environment.

Heath Campus Library

Educational resources for our healthcare programmes can be found at our on-site library.

Find out about our research

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Our research

We are optimising health and social care across the life course in Wales and beyond, putting people and families at the heart of our research.

Postgraduate research hub in Eastgate House

Our PhD in healthcare sciences

By pursuing research based around your own interests at one of the leading healthcare research departments in the UK, you lay the foundations for a career in which you can make a real difference to healthcare in the wider world.

Explore Cardiff University

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Student support

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Funding your studies

Learn more about the scholarships, UK government support packages and student loans available to you.

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Browse our accommodation

We have a variety of halls and houses to suit your preferences, interests and budgets.

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Living costs

See how far your money goes by using our living costs calculator.

Take the next step in your healthcare journey with us


Do your research

Visit our School website and programme pages to find out more.


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Get in touch

If you have any questions - big or small - don't hesitate to get in touch. We would love to hear from you.