Post-registration masters

Please note, we do not fund pre-registration masters programmes.

Open to U.K. and international applicants.

We accept applications twice a year. Please look here for dates of the application points and when you can expect to hear if you have been successful in receiving an award.

If you are studying a single module but will use the CATS towards an award, you should apply through this route.


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Develop the practice of occupational therapy

The first aim in our operational framework is to develop the practice of occupational therapy, this can be achieved through the development of occupational therapists.

The Trust offers funding for masters level study (M level) to registered occupational therapists. Applicants are invited to apply for funding to support up to 60 credits (CATS points) of study. Awards are made based on the merits of each application and the benefits to the applicant, their service and service users and, more broadly, to the profession for those undertaking a dissertation module.

Post-registration level funding includes masters-level certificates, diplomas and full masters programmes accredited by a Higher Education Institution.

Case Studies

With support from the Elizabeth Casson Trust, I have been able to begin my journey through MSc study. My initial modules have enabled me to reflect on my practice whilst also critically appraising contemporary research relevant to forensic mental health – thus identifying potential areas for future research to be conducted through my studies and in the workplace. The support provided has also enable me to take a leading role in the current service development in our workplace, successfully integrating a new model of practice into the service.

Sam Baker, Occupational Therapist
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