University of East London

University of East London

Occupational Psychology

The programme is designed to allow qualified practicing occupational psychologists to develop their professional competence through significant academic research; in association with the research component there is a structured programme of continuing professional development that aims to develop broader research skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a postgraduate (MSc) qualification in occupational Psychology or who have completed the new qualification in ccupational psychology; students who enter with advance standing must have experienced working as an occupational psychologist and have obtained or be near to obtaining full membership of the division of occupational psychology (DOP); the main criteria for entry will include a research proposal which will have the capacity to advance the discipline and profession of occupational psychology; access to practice as an occupational psychologist for advanced level standing the research should be part of the person�s daily work as a practitioner; admission will be via application and interview panel; at least two members of academic staff will review each application before a decision is made; applicants with either prior-certified learning or prior-experiential learning that closely matches the specified learning outcomes of the taught part of the programme may be able to claim exemption via agreed university procedures; no exemption can be claimed against the research part of the programme or in situations where a professional body excludes it; in the case of applicants whose first language is not English then IELTS 6.5 is required (or equivalent. International qualification will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK higher education postgraduate programmes.

Course modules

Modules include: Approaches to quantitative and qualitative methodologies; professional practice workshops; research skills; research dissertation; reflective practitioner; research dissertation: thesis; reflective practitioner.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through reflective log book; academic level (Doctorate) and research assessed through research thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DOccPsych Full-time £ 6,300 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

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0208 223 3333