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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

We often talk of ‘a positive frame of mind’, or ‘looking on the bright side’. This Master’s in Positive Psychology is your opportunity to take that to a whole new level. The modular postgraduate programme takes you deep into the concepts and theories of Positive Psychology, and supports your theoretical and research-based contributions to the subject.

Course Details

Our Master’s in Positive Psychology takes you on an immersive journey into this relatively new subject area within psychology. The programme’s modular nature allows you to take a flexible and fairly autonomous approach to learning, theorising, reflecting and researching.

You’ll get the chance to learn, debate and critically evaluate Positive Psychology’s new techniques and research. You’ll also have the opportunity to evaluate developing theories and applications in Positive Psychology, supported all the way by experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff with an excellent knowledge base. We offer expert training in research techniques, helping you to conceptualise, design and implement an independent research project that explores new ideas and approaches at the forefront of this increasingly popular subject.

Successfully completing a Master’s in Positive Psychology should put you in a highly favourable position for seeking employment in relevant care professions, educational institutions, and for securing a place on a specialist psychology-related higher degree or doctorate programme.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Positive Psychology focuses on the scientific study of happiness, wellbeing, purpose and strength. It looks at the impact of positive emotions on a person’s wellbeing and looks at what makes people thrive.

The course is designed to develop your intellectual and thinking skills, problem solving, interpersonal awareness, communication skills, your ability to develop arguments supported by relevant evidence, and team work, IT and data handling skills.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

Positive Psychology can be used in a wide variety of job roles within education and training, business, healthcare, charities and government agencies. As a graduate, you could even use the techniques to transform a business or help develop the potential of a group, community or institution.

If you’re a qualified clinical psychologist, counsellor, life skills coach, wellbeing practitioner, or psychotherapist, the theory and transferable skills you could learn should also benefit your clinical work. Teachers, youth workers and educators can also use Positive Psychology expertise in their work.

Some graduates choose to continue their education by completing a PhD. Continuing your education would give you the opportunity to develop your skills further and research your area of interest.

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University information

University of Bolton

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  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 118 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    114 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%



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