European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Read more about the programme structure of the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT-EuroMaster).
The European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT-EuroMaster) is a postgraduate 2-year, part-time, research-oriented programme of 90 EC consisting of 6 modules. During the master, you will study at 5 different European higher education institutions.
You will be part of a small group of students (ca. 30) from at least 6 countries. You will share and compare experiences, strengthen your professional identity and enhance your cultural understanding.
The part-time programme takes 4 semesters and consists of 6 modules. The first 5 modules (12 EC each) are hosted by one of the partner institutions. The last module involves the completion of a semi-independent scientific research project in the field of occupational therapy or occupational science, resulting in the thesis.
University of Brighton
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS)
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Universidade da Coruña
The programme aims to enhance understanding of the complexities of occupation, foster intercultural understanding and increase the research capacity of the profession. Occupational therapy, occupational science and research are integrated within each module. Every module ends with a written assignment. In the final modules, you plan and conduct a research project and write your thesis as a journal paper.
An introduction of the whole programme and what is required at Master of Science level education.
The history and current status of OT in each of your own countries
An Introduction to Occupational Science and the practice of problem-based learning
Occupational performance is the performance of meaningful and relevant everyday life tasks to satisfy life needs. When implementing assessments and interventions, occupational therapy practice must therefore place its focus on occupational performance, assisting clients to become actively engaged in the everyday activities that are relevant and meaningful for them.
In this module, you will explore and integrate the use of quantitative research approaches in such occupational therapy intervention processes.
You take a look at socio-cultural perspectives of human occupation, population health and OT practice. You seek to explore, discuss, critique, and synthesize human occupational life shaped by societal, political, economic, healthcare, and cultural conditions.
You conduct a literature review, leading to a suitable research question.
You do a research project on a complex topic or problem within occupational therapy and/or occupational science. You are supervised (online) by a highly qualified staff member from one of the partner universities.