BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Occupational Therapy

MPhil  |  Placement Year:   No

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Research profile
There are a range of research specialisms in the Division of Occupational Therapy and Community Nursing that span the breadth of UK and international practice, from neurorehabilitation, to assessment and professional decision-making, components of driving skills, physical and cognitive developmental changes and supportive interventions, to psychoanalytic and narrative approaches to research that develops understanding of client and professional perspectives. Research designed to educate health and social care professionals, to evaluate and contribute to the evidence base: we aim to produce graduates who are willing and able to make a difference.

Applicants are welcome to contact us about their own specialist topics and projects.  However we particularly welcome proposals on :

  • International perspectives on recovery for mental health service users
  • Elders’ experiences of living with psoriasis
  • Training resources for UK Milk Banking
  • Enabling continued driving opportunities
  • Evidence Based Clinical Guidance:  occupational therapy interventions to promote the driving ability of people with health conditions, older adults and people with disabilities
Programme description

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Research profile
There are a range of research specialisms in the Division of Occupational Therapy and Community Nursing that span the breadth of UK and international practice, from neurorehabilitation, to assessment and professional decision-making, components of driving skills, physical and cognitive developmental changes and supportive interventions, to psychoanalytic and narrative approaches to research that develops understanding of client and professional perspectives. Research designed to educate health and social care professionals, to evaluate and contribute to the evidence base: we aim to produce graduates who are willing and able to make a difference.

Applicants are welcome to contact us about their own specialist topics and projects.  However we particularly welcome proposals on :

  • International perspectives on recovery for mental health service users
  • Elders’ experiences of living with psoriasis
  • Training resources for UK Milk Banking
  • Enabling continued driving opportunities
  • Evidence Based Clinical Guidance:  occupational therapy interventions to promote the driving ability of people with health conditions, older adults and people with disabilities
Key Modules

Following completion students may follow several career paths:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Research
  • Research on Work and Employment
  • Professional Education and Training of Occupational Therapists
  • Interprofessional Education and Training
  • Health and Social Care
  • Community nursing
  • Academic
Module & Subject
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum score of 60%- 70% or GPA 2.8/4 - 3.4/4. Offers within the grade range are determined by the higher education institution attended.
  • IELTS: 7 (min 6.5W, 6.5L, 6.5R, 6.5S)
  • Pearson: 64 (58 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 70% (65% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER