European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
About this programme
Occupational Therapy, theory, and approaches are constantly developing. With the increase in the average age and the number of people with disabilities and chronic conditions, there is a need for highly qualified occupational therapists. They should be better equipped to deal with complex situations in therapy, health promotion, and community development. During the international master Occupational Therapy, you will learn to evaluate, justify and innovate individual practice and services.
Projects and stories
For the re-accreditation, the module coordinators of the different universities within the consortium, all united at Hogeschool van Amsterdam for interviews.
Dr Debbie Kramer-Roys Keynote on ENOTHE 2022
OT-Euromasters Director of Education, Debbie Kramer-Roy, was selected to give the Hanneke van Bruggen lecture on the 2022 ENOTHE Conference on the 16th of Octobere in Tiblisi, Georgia. Debbie spoke about the transitions within the profession of occupational therapy.
Spanish University becomes partner within the OT-EuroMaster consortium
The Galician university replaces University College Absalon in Næstved, Denmark, which is leaving the programme consortium after 23 very productive years.
Faculty of Health establishes student research ethics committee
The Faculty of Health (FH) has established a student research ethics committee (ECSO-FG) in response to the need for ethical review of the work of international Master’s students, many of whom were unable to submit their work for ethical review in their home countries. Although the committee was set up to help international students, it will also assess the applications for ethical review of the research submitted by Dutch Master’s students.
Choice Guide Masters 2023
On 9 March, the Choice Guide Masters 2023 was published. In this guide, 14 masters of the AUAS are assessed. Once again, the master in Occupational Therapy and the master in Social Work were featured prominently. This year, the master in Dutch teacher can be added to this list.
The postgraduate research-oriented programme consists of 6 modules, hosted by one of the partners in the consortium. The master is a truly international experience. Collaborative learning approaches, such as Problem Based Learning, Learning Groups and an online discussion forum, are used.
- Year 1: modules 1-4
In Module 1 you will visit the United Kingdom and explore the concepts of occupation and research. In Module 2 you will stay in the Netherlands and discover qualitative research methods and human occupation, diversity, culture, and participation. In Module 3 you will visit Switzerland and learn more about quantitative research methods in relation to the evaluation and enhancement of occupational performance. In Module 4 you will stay in Spain to uncover the socio-cultural perspectives of human occupation.
- Year 2: modules 5 and 6
Module 5 will take place in Sweden and contains planning a research project within the body of knowledge of the OT discipline. Module 6 will be in your own country and entails conducting a research project within the OT discipline.
BSc and English skills
You can apply if you have a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy as well as strong written and verbal English skills. If you have a different qualification (lower than BSc) in Occupational Therapy, extra admission requirements apply.
28-40 hrs per week
The study load is 28 hrs per week while studying at home and 40 during classwork at the partner universities. The total study load is 2.520 hours leading to 90 ECTS credits. It is a postgraduate 2-year, part time programme. Many students do work parallel to studying; most of them between 50-70% (2,5 to 3,5 days per week).
Tuition fees and expenses
The fee for EU/EEA citizens is € 2,209 for the 2022-2023 academic year. There are minor variations in fees for applications from Swiss and non-EEA citizens. Fees may increase slightly for the next academic year.
Stimulating the Labour Market Position (STAP) subsidy: receive a grant of up to €1000
You can apply for a STAP grant for this degree programme. In order to apply for the STAP grant you need a STAP Enrolment Certificate, which we will send to you once your enrolment or re-enrolment is definite. Please note the following, which applies to your situation on 3 July 2023 - you must be: at least 18 years old and a part-time student; or at least 30 years old and a student taking a dual Master's programme. Please note the AUAS application deadlines.
Why the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy?
- Get the chance to interact with internationally renowned faculties and like-minded professionals.
- Follow high-quality education at 5 participating universities, some of which are ranked at the top of Europe.
- Discover Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science from a cross-cultural point of view.
- Grow personally, professionally and as a researcher.
- Get the opportunity to visit several exciting European cities.
- You are interested in international perspectives on Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.
- You want to further develop your research skills.
- You want to know more about evaluating and innovating current practice.
- You are looking for new career perspectives both in your home country and abroad.
Interested in this programme?
- Apply from the 1st of October 2023 until the 1st of May 2024Enrol now
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