THE CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE WORKING LIFE, BIRKBECK UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, ANNOUNCES A NEW POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY FOR 2017.
The Centre for Sustainable Working Life (CSWL) is pleased to announce a new postgraduate and post experience programme in occupational health psychology leading to the award of a professional doctorate (if the student is successful).
This new programme is a school-level initiative in Business, Economics & Informatics at Birkbeck University of London. It will be available, both full-time and part-time, from January 2017 and enquiries should be addressed to Professor Tom Cox CBE at email@example.com.
The new programme offers a structured approach to doctoral level research and qualification. Briefly …..
In the first year (* or part time equivalent), those on the course will be provided with seminar-based opportunities for advanced education in occupational health psychology, the design, analysis and management of real world research, and insight into current ethical and professional issues. In the first year (*), students will design and complete a systematic-style review of their chosen area of research under supervision. The first year (*) will be examined. Students may leave the programme, at this stage, with a MRes (Occupational Health Psychology) if their performance warrants one.
During their second year (*), students will complete their empirical research which will be informed by the results of their systematic-style review, and, in their third year (*), they will conduct a translation study based on the application of their empirical findings. Both of these undertakings will be supervised. The award of the Professional Doctorate will be based on the successful submission of a doctoral level thesis based on the the three research undertakings.
Ideally, students’ research will be framed by the research interests of the CSWL and, also, by that of any employing organisation. This may facilitate early publications for the student.