Master of Occupational Therapy Studies at UQ

6 November 2015

Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program at the University of Queensland equips graduate-entry students with the theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes necessary for a career in occupational therapy. In addition to a focus on clinical occupational therapy practice, emphasis is placed on the use of prior skills and knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of occupational therapy practice; and the development of advanced adult learning skills for ongoing professional development. In second year, management, research, and advanced clinical practice is covered. The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Master of Occupational Therapy Studies at UQ
Study OT at the University of Queensland

What can you do with degree in occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists work in

  • public and private hospitals;
  • country or community health centres;
  • rehabilitation units (medical, vocational, psychiatric);
  • regular and special schools;
  • consultation services;
  • special centres providing development and training for persons with a social, intellectual or physical disability;
  • independent living centres;
  • workplace health and safety units;
  • nursing homes;
  • psychiatric clinics and hostels;
  • residential and rehabilitation centres for people with an intellectual disability;
  • centres of tertiary education;
  • research institutions;
  • private practice.
Program: Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intake: July 2016
Duration: 2.5 years
Application deadline: February 26, 2016

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

There are 10 places available in the program each year for international students, including students from Canada. Offers will be made to applicants with the highest academic rank.
To be eligible to apply, you must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of human kinetics/kinesiology or physical or biological sciences);
  • have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your university studies; and
  • completed the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies prerequisite subjects as follows:
    – one semester of statistics;
    – one semester of human anatomy;
    – one semester of human physiology.
    – one year (or two semesters) in social sciences, e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology

Please note that the above criteria are minimum requirements. Once prerequisites are met, entry is via a competitive selection process based on grade point average (GPA).
It is recommended that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum 65% cumulative average in your university studies. Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the program.

Apply to the UQ Occupational Therapy School!


Do you have any questions about studying at the UQ Occupational Therapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Officer Jaime Notman at, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.