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European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Master Postgraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary This programme offers new possibilities for you, as an Occupational Therapist. You will be inspired to look at Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science from a cross-cultural point of view.
Course description You will have the opportunity to design and conduct research on an occupational therapy subject. You will develop your analytical and clinical reasoning skills and learn to implement research outcomes. Your increasing knowledge and research skills will enable you to grow professionally and as a researcher. The degree will open up new career perspectives both in your home country and abroad. About 90% of graduates had a promotion at their work. The course is accredited in The Netherlands and offered by the Amsterdam University in collaboration with four international Partners in the UK, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden (see programme website for details:
Study subjects Exploration of concepts of occupation and research; Societal and scientific aspects of occupational therapy and occupational science; Scientific reasoning about human occupation, diversity, culture and participation; Evaluating and enhancing occupational performance; Planning and conducting a research project within the body of knowledge of the occupational therapy discipline.
Course objectives Further the knowledge of human occupation, valuing diversity & culture for improving health, wellbeing & social participation; make judgements about research methodology, critically appraiss & implement research findings; apply knowledge about human occupation, integrating social- and bio-medical aspects; advance an European dimension within OT & OS; foster autonomous, life long learning.
ECTS credits 90.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes project, self evaluation, self study, seminar, research, research project, research proposal, oral presentation, workshop, group discussion, portfolio
Accreditation NVAO, NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Health
Information about the institution At AUAS we take full advantage of all the opportunities the diverse and international city of Amsterdam has to offer in order to provide the best possible education and produce cutting-edge research.


Admission requirements
  1. IELTS 6.5
  2. BSc degree from an Occupational Therapy School approved by the WFOT or equivalent to that.
  3. Students can be considered equivalent to BSc in OT, by demonstrating their academic abilities in a professional portfolio.
  4. application information available on the website
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL computer based 232
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 May 2019 -
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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Debbie Kramer-Roy

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