Working in a hospital’s operating department is extremely rewarding. Our accredited ODP degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need to excel. A blend of academic study and work-based learning, 65% of your course will be spent on placement in one of our partner hospitals, where you’ll build your confidence and experience a range of patients and situations.

Undergraduate courses in Operating Department Practice

HCPC 2021

Accredited by the College of Operating Department Practitioners and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

National Student Survey logo

In the 2021 National Student Survey, 94% of our ODP students were satisfied with their course, placing us in the top 5 of mainstream HE providers of ODP education

The Guardian

Ranked 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2022 (Health Professions)

ODP: On Demand

Hear from our students and find out more about our fantastic facilities.

Campus tour

Our compact, Covid-safe campus is small enough to get everywhere easily but big enough that it never feels crowded. We’ll show you the David Wilson Library, the Danielle Brown Sports Centre and our newly opened, completely refurbished Students’ Union, as well as teaching facilities. 

We would love to show you around - book your place on one of our campus tours today.

Explore our campus

Meet the tutors

Our tutors are qualified and practising ODPs, so you'll be learning from the experts. They are all passionate about their profession and looking forward to supporting you in your own rewarding career.