The University of Queensland

Master of Occupational Therapy Studies



University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 52,350
Int'l Student Population 18,000
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 2.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $47,136 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake July
Next Available Intake July 2021
Application Deadline April 29*
International Places 10 (40 total)


The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program at the University of Queensland aims to equip 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, allowing for ongoing professional development.

You’ll be taught by experienced occupational therapy educators and researchers who specialize in areas including disability and participation, aphasia, and occupational performance.


UQ has a dedicated Occupational Therapy Clinic where you’ll practice your clinical skills during your training. In the simulated hospital ward and simulated mini-house you’ll prepare for hospital and community practice.

You will undertake more than 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical setting, including hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organizations, private practices and UQ’s internal clinics. During placements, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop your clinical skills in real-life settings.

During Year 1, you will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences before commencing full-time clinical placement blocks during Year 3.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of human kinetics/kinesiology or physical or biological sciences) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your university studies.

You must have completed the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies prerequisite subjects:

  • 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 the above criteria are minimum requirements for entry to this program. Once prerequisites are met, entry is offered to students via a competitive selection process based on cumulative grade point average (cGPA). Early offers may be issued in advance of the application deadline to those students that meet the prerequisites and have a competitive cGPA.

Admission Timeline

*The general application deadline is April 29 each year. Applications are assessed as they are received—the sooner you apply the better.


“I also really like that we are a class of 35 students”

Occupational Therapy is all about bettering the lives of others through their daily occupations. I love that I will soon be qualified to help people who experience challenges in their every day life and I love that everyone in my class has the same mindset as me in that we are all very helpful towards each other. I also really like that we are a class of 35 students because in less than a month we are all friends with each other and kind of feel like a family.

Alina K
Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
The University of Queensland, 2017