The University of Queensland

Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Graduate

Details

University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 55,300
Int'l Student Population 21,200
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 2.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $48,176 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake July
Next Available Intake 2022
Application Deadline April 29*
International Places 10 (40 total)

Overview

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.

Program

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 your final year.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree 
You must have a completed undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of human kinetics/kinesiology or physical or biological sciences) from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 (approximately 65% +) and have extensive pre-existing knowledge in the following areas:

  • Statistics/research methods (1 semester)
  • Human anatomy (1 semester)
  • Human physiology (1 semester)
  • Sociology (1 semester)
  • Psychology (1 semester)

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

*While the application deadline is April 29, offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.

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“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