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Professional Doctorate In Advanced Practice And Research: Consultation and The Organisation (D10D)

Professional Doctorate In Advanced Practice And Research: Consultation and The Organisation (D10D)

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Part time


4 years

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Key information

Qualification type

Professional Doctorate

Subject areas

Business Consultancy Practice Policy / Strategic Planning

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

This course will provide you with an advanced and sophisticated education in organisational consultancy in a stimulating learning community. It is designed to equip you, as a professional consultant, to work with the complexities of contemporary organisations in consulting and researching using a systems-psychodynamic framework. You will complete an original research project in an area of relevance to the profession and contribute to the knowledge base in the field.

It is uniquely arranged with other professional doctorates covering social work and social care and systemic therapy, making for a multidisciplinary student body and enriching learning experience.

Course outline

The Doctorate comprises two taught modules per year Research Methods and Advanced Practice. The programme will equip you with the skills to design and execute original applicable research informed by professional practice. It will enable you to contribute to a growing body of knowledge about organisational consultancy from a systems psychodynamic perspective and give you an advanced academic understanding of the field.

Research Methods is taught as part of the Tavistock and Portman's integrated doctorate programme in advanced practice and research. This will give you the opportunity to experience peer learning and support and the benefits of participation in a stimulating research community. Towards the end of year two you will finalise the design of your research project which you will then carry out with the support of supervisors and peer discussion. You may take a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years to complete your research and write your thesis. During this time, you will have the benefit of access to the Tavistock and Portman and the University of Essex online seminars and web-based learning opportunities.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you are an organisational consultant who has prior education and experience in working from a systems-psychodynamic approach to consultancy and you wish to question and extend your skills and deepen your knowledge. Organisational consultants looking to move into positions requiring sophisticated capacities to research organisational phenomena will also enjoy this course.

Why study with us?

This course will enable you to continue your professional and academic development to an advanced level in order to meet the increasingly complex needs of organisations and deepen your understanding of intrinsic organisational issues. You will leave the course with the capacity to develop others in organisational consultancy.

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Entry requirements

In order to undertake this course, we ask that you: have either completed our Masters in Consulting and leading in organisations: psychodynamic and systemic approaches course, or have a Masters degree or equivalent in consulting to organisations or a relevant subject; have current experience of the application of a systems psychodynamic model of consultancy.