The European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

- Taking occupational therapy to new international levels.

Are you an occupational therapist? And are you looking for knowledge and competences that will develop your practice further? With the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy you will acquire the know-how to develop the quality of your practice.

What the European Master gives you
The European Master builds on to your educational background and your work experience. It gives you further scientific competences and the ability to develop new methods in occupational therapy. As a graduate you have the international inspiration and knowledge that will help you solve problems in the health care system and start scientific projects to develop occupational therapy. The European Master is also a good way of furthering your career - 90% of our graduates have received a promotion after finishing the master.     

International inspiration and network
The European Master is a result of a collaboration between universities and university colleges in The United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden. Throughout the programme you will visit all five institutions, be inspired by new approaches to occupational therapy and network with fellow ambitious therapists from all over the world.

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An international programme

The European Master is a result of a collaboration between universities and university colleges in The United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden. Throughout the programme you will visit all five institutions, be inspired by new approaches to occupational therapy and network with fellow ambitious therapists from all over the world.

The five universities and university colleges in the European Master programme:

  • University of Brighton, Eastbourne, The United Kingdom 
  • University College Absalon, Campus Næstved, Denmark and University of Southern Denmark
  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The Netherlands
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur Switzerland
  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

During the master you spend 14 days at each of the five universities over a period of two years – the rest of the time you study from home.

Six modules and a master thesis

The European Master consists of 6 modules placed over the course of 2 years and 1 month. Each module is hosted by one of the European universities in the programme. In each module you spend 14 days at the university hosting the module and the rest of the period you study from home. Every module ends with an assessed assignment. In the 6th module you write the master thesis and finish the master off with an oral examination in Eastbourne.  

If you study a master in another discipline, it is possible to follow only one or two modules of the European Master. For more information on this, contact the masters Amsterdam office.

Learn more about the 6 modules here

Admission

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) score 6.5 or equivalent

The master starts up every year in January. Before hand the applicants from Europe must apply before September 15th. Applicants from non-european countries must apply before June 15th.

Academic requirements and equivalence to Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from a school recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Those who do not have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy will have to submit an extensive professional portfolio demonstrating their academic competences. The admission committee will look into each case individually and consider whether the person concerned has attained the required level by previous work or study, and can be considered to be equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy.

Applicants, who cannot show their level of mastery of competencies required and applicants who have a Bachelor of Science in another discipline, can work towards enhancing their competences by taking Master Qualifying Courses, created specifically for The European Master.

Required skills in English (written and oral)
Applicants should have skills in English, both written and oral on the level of International English Language Testing Service (IELTS, score 6.5)

The European Master accepts 30 students each year.

Economy and practical information

The cost of the programme is 13,700€ and is paid for by the student or the students workplace. It is possible to split the payment in four rates, and pay in January and July each year. The 13,700€ does not include travel and board expenses.  So an approximate amount for these expenses needs to be included when setting up a budget.

Accommodation
The master programme does not offer accommodation when the students visit the participating universities. But the universities have a list of addresses of reasonably priced flats and rooms for rent. Many of the master students also often share flats during their stay and thereby keep costs down

Further Information


For more information on The European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy go to the official website:

www.ot-euromaster.nl

Or you can contact:

For application information and forms contact:
Fenna van Nes
ph. +31 20 5954147
f.a.van.nes@hva.nl
 

FACTS

  • Duration: 2 years and 1 month
  • Expect to study approximately 20 hours a week
  • You spend 14 days at each of the five universities over a period of two years – the rest of the time you study from home
  • All lectures are in English
  •  The master programme is fully accredited
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