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Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology

Course Description

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.

Key Facts

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.

Visit the Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology page on the University of East London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to those students who hold a postgraduate (MSc) qualification in Occupational Psychology or who have completed the new Qualification in Occupational Psychology(QOccPsych Stage 1 Examinations). The main criteria for entry:A research proposal which will have the capacity to advance the discipline and profession of occupational psychologyAccess to practice as an Occupational Psychologist - for advanced level standing the research should be part of the person’s daily work as a practitionerAdmission will be via application, and interview panelAt least two members of academic staff will review each application before a decision is made.

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