London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Occupational Psychology

This course provides a higher qualification at doctorate level for established practitioners in occupational psychology based on their current or past professional work; students are helped to plan and conduct conceptually sound and ethically acceptable research, within the scientist-practitioner framework; they have access to the University's facilities such as the library, computers and video suites, although it is expected most research is to be conducted in their own organisation or work setting.

Entry requirements

A chartered occupational psychologists or in final stages of achieving chartered status, or its EU equivalent; or experienced professionals who meet the requirements of the doctorate based on work already completed; applicants are required to submit a suitable research/work proposal; availability of suitable supervisory staff is a factor. Provide evidence of an ability to conduct organisationally relevant and ethically sound research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal submission of the complete doctoral thesis and its successful defence at the viva voce examination; the examination of the thesis is conducted by examiners that are independent of the supervisory team.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

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