Colleges

There are 4 colleges in the Republic of Ireland offering courses in Occupational Therapy and all colleges in Ireland are WFOT approved and AOTI accredited.

National University of Ireland Galway

The Discipline of Occupational Therapy is one of four disciplines within the School of Health Sciences and also forms part of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.  It opened in 2003 and there are 25 places available annually.  The Discipline is committed to providing a comprehensive education for Occupational Therapists and the curriculum is based on best available evidence in relation to both theory and practice. The website gives details of the course, of individual modules and research activity and has links to other websites of potential interest. Click here to visit the NUIG website.

 

University of Dublin Trinity College 

Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James Hospital, James Street, Dublin - 8 


Head of Deparment: Assistant Prof Deirdre Connolly
Phone : + 353 18963216
Fax : +353 1 454 6363
Email : occupthe@tcd.ie
Website : www.medicine.tcd.ie/occupational-therapy/

Nature of the qualification awarded:

B.Sc. (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Duration of course:

4 years

Year course commenced:

1986

Year course accredited by the National Association:

1990

Year course last reviewed by National Association:

2011

Year course first/last approved by WFOT:

1990/2011


Year course next review: 2016

 

Head of Deparment: Assistant Prof Deirdre Connolly
Phone : + 353 18963216
Fax : +353 1 454 6363
Email : occupthe@tcd.ie
Website : www.medicine.tcd.ie/occupational-therapy/

Nature of the qualification awarded:

 B.Sc. Occupational Therapy - Trinity

College Dublin in conjunction with Singapore Institute of Technology

Duration of course:

1 year

Year course commenced:

2012

Year course accredited by the National Association:

2013

Year course last reviewed by National Association:

2013

Year course first/last approved by WFOT:

2013


Year course next review: 2018

 

University College Cork

Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Brookfield Health Complex, College Road, Cork

Head of Department: Prof. Jeanne Jackson
Phone : + 353 21 4901569
Fax : + 353 21 4901546
Email : kerry.murphy@ucc.ie
Website : www.ucc.ie/ot/

Nature of the qualification awarded:

B.Sc. (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Duration of course:

4 years

Year course commenced:

2003

Year course accredited by the National Association:

2007

Year course last reviewed by National Association:

2013

Year course first/last approved by WFOT:

2007/2013


Year course next review/monitoring: 2018

 

University of Limerick

The MSc in Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) offered at the University of Limerick is the first Graduate Entry Masters programme in Ireland. The course was developed in response to the Bacon Report recommendation that graduate entry options for this programme be explored. This innovative programme is an opportunity for honours graduates to pursue studies leading to a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy. The two-year, full-time course is a timely and appropriate route for graduates, as it recognises their educational and work experiences to date. Click here to visit the UL website.

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