Research course

Organizational Psychology

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Organizational Psychology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Good first degree or Master's qualification in a relevant subject area. Applicants who do not hold a Master's degree in a relevant subject may be required to take some MSc modules.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

The MPhil/PhD in Organizational Psychology aims to train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make an original contribution to the subject through your thesis. It will not only prepare you to undertake research for your own dissertation, but will also equip you to be able to evaluate research results and reports more widely.

Our research interests include: selection and assessment; training; organisational communication; organisation studies and organisational sociology; well-being and emotion; technology development and organisational change; human resource management; employment and psychological contracts; pay; careers and innovation. We also have expertise in, and are committed to, both qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

To apply for an MPhil/PhD, you need to complete the Birkbeck postgraduate application form and submit a research proposal.

If you are still planning your research proposal but would like feedback about whether your proposal could lead to a successful PhD and whether we have a potential supervisor for you, you can write an outline of your research interests and aims (approximately 1500 words) and send it either to the MPhil/PhD programme director or to a member of staff in the department who you think would be a potential supervisor for your research.

Department specialisms

Our research interests include: selection and assessment; training; organisational communication; organisation studies and organisational sociology; well-being and emotion; technology development and organisational change; human resource management; employment and psychological contracts; pay; careers and innovation. We also have expertise in, and are committed to, both qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2187 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 4121 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 6050 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 11995 pa

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. Find out more about research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Organizational Psychology
Email
pgopman@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 7631 6567
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6750