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MSc Positive Psychology and Wellbeing

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

LJMU's Positive Psychology and Wellbeing MSc promotes the human virtues, strengths and skills at the heart of happiness, wellbeing and a meaningful, engaged life.

  • Benefit from a theory-led and evidence-based approach to promoting wellbeing covering the breadth of Positive Psychology
  • Learn from leading experts in the field
  • Deeply engage with a positive psychology topic of your choice
  • Enjoy a strong practice-based perspective
  • Develop sustained mindfulness meditation practice
  • Gain strengths-based workplace skills

Positive psychology is a rapidly evolving field, which enriches the psychological work in a broad range of applied areas.

Put yourself at the forefront of these exciting developments by studying a programme, which is one of only a few available worldwide. You will learn about happiness, wellbeing, flourishing and human traits, strengths and skills that contribute to a fulfilled and engaged life.

Topics will include happiness, character strengths, meditation, mindfulness, positive neuroscience and wellbeing across the lifespan and various social structures. You will get to know the main theories of positive human development and link these to a range of interventions. A unique feature of the programme is a focus on mindfulness meditation through the inclusion of a practice-based module.

You will be taught by internationally leading, research-active academics in positive psychology, wellbeing, meditation and mindfulness and related fields. Our teaching team has a wealth of experience in applying positive psychology principles with different target groups. Their research-led teaching will allow you to develop an evidence-based approach that translates underlying principles into different applied contexts.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment methods on the programme include: essays, written exams, critiques, reports, reflective portfolios and practical presentations. The dissertation will be an original piece of research on a topic of your choice in discussion with your dissertation supervisor.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 118 13

    46th out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    137 64%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    30th

    65
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    128 74%

    27th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    68th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    6th

    22

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