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Applications are invited for full-time or part-time research studentships on the Professional Doctorate in Occupational Health Psychology in the Centre for Sustainable Working Life, School of Business, Economics & Informatics.

Two research studentships are available for 2017/18:

  • One fully funded three year research studentship covering fees at Home/EU rate, plus an annual stipend of £16,553
  • One part time studentship covering fees only at Home/EU rate

Applications for part-time studentships will be considered at an appropriate pro-rata rate for the full-time equivalent.

Closing date for applications: 2nd May 2017

The studentships are open to home, EU and international students. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae and a research proposal as well as a covering letter setting out their current position and experience, their research interests and career aspirations.

Candidates will be considered for admission first, and for the award only after it has been decided that they can be offered a place on the Professional Doctorate programme.

Who is eligible?

We welcome applications from strong candidates with research interests within the fields of (1) safety culture and leadership or (2) cancer survivorship and work engagement.

The studentships are open to candidates with a good undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and, preferably, with a Master's degree in a relevant subject area and/or work experience.

Factors to Consider

One of the most important parts of applying for the Professional Doctorate programme is selecting your research area.

The programme is about applied research into real world problems in relation to work, health and safety. It offers the opportunity, in its first year (or part time equivalent), to develop understanding and skills related to such research and to refine one’s research area through a systematic review. In the following years, there is an opportunity to answer one’s research questions empirically and then to design and test out a feasible intervention based on one’s data.

Of course, one key aspect of planning such research is access to organisations and to data. The programme’s involvement with issues of safety culture and leadership will involve working with a major construction company and this partnership will support the research in this area and provide the necessary funding for the studentships.

How to apply

Candidates must submit a college application form for a place on the Professional Doctorate in Occupational Health Psychology along with a covering letter, their curriculum vitae and their research proposal (to be uploaded as attachments during the application process).

To be considered for the studentship, candidates must also complete a studentship application form and email this directly to t.cox@bbk.ac.uk, copying in bei-studentships@bbk.ac.uk

Candidates will be considered for admission first, and for a studentship only after it has been decided that they could be offered a place onto the programme.

For information about the Centre for Sustainable Working Life, please visit: www.bbk.ac.uk/cswl.

For queries regarding the studentships available for the Postgraduate Research Studentships in Occupational Health Psychology, please contact:

Professor Thomas Cox CBE

Director, Centre for Sustainable Working Life

t.cox@bbk.ac.uk