The UCT Occupational Therapy Division is committed to developing leaders and critical thinkers in the profession. The postgraduate degrees offered are designed to optimally allow for scholarly engagement with pressing practice and societal issues. All degrees allow for exploration of the multiple realities and consideration of relevant practices, policies and research in Africa.

Postgraduate qualifications in Occupational Therapy may be undertaken at a Masters or Doctoral level.

The following programme options are currently available:

  •  MSc in Occupational Therapy by coursework and dissertation (MM018);
  • MSc in Occupational Therapy by dissertation (MM005);
  • Individual courses for non-degree purposes: a maximum of two courses may be taken without registering for the degree; See Coursework courses.
  • PhD in Occupational Therapy, click here for more information.

Masters programmes are offered on a part-time or full time basis and should take a maximum of three years to complete.

The PhD may be undertaken part-time or full time, and should take a maximum of five years to complete.

Selection for all programmes is based primarily on academic merit but consideration is also given to relevant background in occupational therapy practice, leadership, research and teaching experience.