|Part time||2–5 years for top up/research component only, for those applicants who are already Registered Occupational Psychologists (hold CPsychol)||Five weekend masterclasses throughout the year||September 2017|
This course represents a unique opportunity to further develop your skills, knowledge and practice in occupational and business psychology and to achieve a doctoral qualification.
Taught at weekends (five days across the year) with flexible outputs, the course is aimed at practitioners working within related fields. Including a range of taught expert sessions on key topics in the area, research methods and evidence-based practice sessions, extensive group supervision and action learning sets with a like-minded group of individuals, this course represents the ideal opportunity for you to achieve professional status in your industry of choice.
The course has been created and will be run by multi-award winning evidence-based practitioner occupational psychologists and academics, Joanna Yarker and Rachel Lewis, meaning you will receive consistently exemplary quality learning and networking experiences.
As a student on this course, you can benefit from attending the range of courses, modules and additional sessions offered on the Occupational and Business Psychology MSc. You can also attend our quarterly 'Engaging the Profession' evenings.
In 2018, pending accreditation, it is expected the course will meet the standards for the British Psychological Society (BPS) Stage 2 training in occupational psychology and training of the Health and Care Professions Council. This will enable practitioners to achieve chartered status (CPsychol) and registered psychologist status at the same time as achieving a doctorate.
The course content will follow the BPS five core areas:
Each of these areas will be addressed in one of five expert briefing weekend sessions delivered across each year. In addition, these sessions will include teaching in research methods and evidence-based practice, action learning sets to develop reflective practice and group supervision.
There are two elements of assessment:
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.