Occupational Therapy (MSc)
When you study Occupational Therapy at UEA you are choosing an exciting and rewarding caring profession that focuses on developing extraordinary partnerships with people and helping to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.
Occupational therapists view people as occupational beings. People are intrinsically active and creative, needing to engage in a balanced range of activities in their daily lives in order to maintain health and wellbeing. People shape, and are shaped by, their experiences and interactions with their environments. They create identity and meaning through what they do and have the capacity to transform themselves through premeditated and autonomous action.
The purpose of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to fulfil, or to work towards fulfilling, their potential as occupational beings. Occupational therapists promote function, quality of life and the realisation of potential in people who are experiencing occupational deprivation, imbalance or alienation. They believe that activity can be an effective medium for remediating dysfunction, facilitating adaptation and recreating identity.
The interactive and highly effective method of teaching means that RSC is continually recognised for its excellence and ranks highly in both student surveys and league tables. For five years running UEA has been placed in the top five universities in the UK for student satisfaction. Times Higher Education (2011) ranked UEA 3rd in the country for student experience and our Occupational Therapy team is top in the UK for student satisfaction.