Master of Occupational Therapy - Dunedin Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
February July
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 5,046
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 16,239

Entry Requirements

  • You must hold a Diploma OR Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) approved programme (OR equivalent), OR a Certificate of Registration (New Zealand).
  • If you hold a Diploma or Certificate of Registration, you must also provide evidence of commitment to further education and two confidential referees attesting to your ability to manage postgraduate study.
  • You must provide evidence of registration as an occupational therapist (Annual Practising Certificate), although this can be waived in certain circumstances.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet entry requirements

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.5).


For International Students

  • Occupation and the Human Condition
  • Context of Practice
  • Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Qualitative Research in Practice OR Quantitative Research in Practice

Elective courses

  • Using sensory processing principles with diverse populations
  • Risk: An occupational perspective
  • Specialty Practice
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

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