Our professional doctorate is an applied research degree, based on a similar model to that of the PhD. It is based on a ‘workplace challenge’ framework in which the challenges embedded within your professional practice and day-to-day work form an essential component of the learning, development and research process. As well as allowing you to use current work as a substrate for a research-based doctoral qualification, the programme also fulfils the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the British Psychological Society.
The Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology at UEL
Is specially designed for working practitioners Has a professional practice focus both in the research and Continued Professional Development (CPD) components Attracts individuals from a wide range of organisational backgrounds – previous and continuing students work for organisations such as Ford Europe, UBS, The London Fire Brigade, or are independent practitioners Includes monthly seminars and study days for CPD Encourages the dissemination and publication of practitioner research.
Why Choose Us?
The Occupational Psychology programme has a number of unique features:
It is presently the only programme in the UK that is directed at ‘practitioners in training’ The programme promotes the development of evidence-based practice to ensure the value of the work of the OP. High-quality teaching and problem-based learning ensure students are able to apply psychological theory to real and complex problems that are faced by individuals, groups and organisations It is specially designed to incorporate flexible placement opportunities The programme encourages the dissemination and publication of student research.