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Why you should study with us


1st in UK

Our Occupational Therapy programme is ranked 1st in UK by the Complete University Guide 2023.


Our links

We have close links with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and with other key professional bodies and organisations


We are international

We are committed to enabling our students to have an international learning experience


Our facilities

Our high-tech simulation suites and equipment mirror the healthcare environments in which you will undertake placements and eventually work in as qualified professionals


Our programme is funded

A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs is available for our programmes providing you meet eligibility requirements


Entry year

Occupational Therapy (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Ranked 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2023, our Occupational Therapy programme aims to prepare you for your chosen career as an occupational therapist.

Our talk

Occupational Therapy (BSc) Admissions Tutor, Dr Heather Hurst, provides an overview of the course - from how it is structured, to tips on how to apply.

I chose to come to Cardiff University because I wanted to have the best education that would enable me to become an Occupational Therapist.
Liam Occupational Therapy (BSc) student

Hear from one of our students

Third year Occupational Therapy (BSc) student, Amy, talks about her experience of studying with us.

Cardiff Uni is preparing me well for what comes next. I’ve got a real sense from my placements of the different opportunities open to me, and I know that employers are keen for applications from Cardiff graduates. Sometimes the course is challenging but it is so worth it.
Ibtisam Occupational Therapy (BSc) student

Take a virtual tour of our facilities

Caerleon Simulation Suite

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


Lecture theatre

Our refurbished lecture theatre hosts large teaching sessions.

Flat 189

Flat 189

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

Occupational Therapy Clinic

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

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Research Centre for Clinical Kineasiology (RCCK)

RCCK contains state-of-the-art equipment for biomechanical and physiological measurement.

IV Lounge

Our recreational and cafeteria space is also home to the Heath Campus Student's Union.

Heath Campus Library

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

Practical room

We have many practical rooms where students can practice and develop their clinical skills.

Want to make a difference, not just a choice?

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Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

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Student life

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Living costs

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