*Please note: Entry requirements below are subject to Academic Council approval.
Applicants must have attained an award of at least a 2.2 in an undergraduate degree (Level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or a postgraduate degree (Level 9 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). The type of previous undergraduate degree awarded is not a limiting factor in terms of eligibility.
Official confirmation of undergraduate degree results must be available at the time of applying. For candidates who meet this requirement, the HPAT (Health Professions Admission Test- Ireland) will be used as the sole instrument to select students for this programme.
Candidates applying to the MSc Occupational Therapy programme in UL must register for HPAT-Ireland + Written Component (Registration fee 160).
HPAT Ireland Exam Dates: 23 February 2019. Check website https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/
Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements* of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist applicants as deemed necessary.
Successful completion of the Garda clearance process, Health Screening & Vaccinations Certification and CPR certification are programme requirements for this degree programme. Health Screening/Vaccination Certificates will incur costs to the student.
Applications must include
•A completed postgraduate studies application form (online)
•Qualification transcripts and certificates, including certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
•English language qualification if English is not your first language.
•A copy of your birth certificate (long document).
For international candidates the International Student Admissions Test; ISAT will be used to select candidates. ISAT exam dates: there are many exam dates from March to January each year. Applicants must have sat the exam by 31st January in year of which they wish to apply. Check the ISAT website at https://isat.acer.edu.au/
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):
Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS composite score 8 and not less than 7 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council School Certificate Pass 1-6
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.
A number of vaccinations are required in order to attend placement at clinical sites. All MSc Occupational Therapy students are responsible for ensuring they have the appropriate vaccinations prior to commencement of the program. The Department of Clinical Therapies University of Limerick does not cover the cost of vaccinations.