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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. Our 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.
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The University of Bolton's Master's degree 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 this MSc in Positive Psychology should put you in a highly favourable position for seeking employment in relevant care professions and educational institutions, and for securing a place on a specialist psychology-related higher degree or doctorate programme.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The University of Bolton's 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 what makes people thrive.
The course aims to build your intellectual and thinking skills, problem-solving, interpersonal awareness, communication skills, ability to develop arguments supported by relevant evidence, and teamwork, IT and data-handling skills.
Positive psychology can be used in a wide variety of job roles in education and training, business, healthcare, charities and government agencies. As a graduate, you could even use the techniques to transform a company or help develop the potential of a group, community or institution.
The theory and transferable skills you could learn should also benefit your clinical work if you're a qualified clinical psychologist, counsellor, life skills coach, wellbeing practitioner, or psychotherapist. 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 allow you to develop your skills further and research your area of interest.
Graduates can use the qualification to enter a range of other careers. Some of these roles may require relevant experience and/or postgraduate study. Possible careers include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £4,680 for the academic year 2022/23.
Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £12,950 for the academic year 2022/23.
Please note the total course fee for a Home student starting this course in 2022/23 will be £7,020. As this is an 18-month course, the fees are £4,680 for the first year and £2,340 for the final semester.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.
If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or email@example.com
Apply online: University of Bolton MSc Positive Psychology - 23 January 2023
The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.
How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:
Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton MSc Positive Psychology - 23 January 2023 (Intake not currently accepting international applications)
We adopt a blended learning and teaching style, including online delivery and engagement where appropriate. By using a diverse range of teaching methods designed to complement each other, we aim to help you achieve the course's intended learning outcomes. We offer lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one sessions. You'll need to undertake significant independent reading and investigation, complete seminar-related work, and prepare for workshops, presentations and group discussions. Some modules will require you to follow up on taught sessions by using online resources and completing complementary tasks.
Assessment methods are also varied, allowing you to demonstrate your learning in a number of ways. For example, module assessments may require you to complete reports, essays, presentations, literature reviews, or review journal articles, write up case interventions and treatment evaluations, complete short question-and-answer sessions relating to statistical analysis, and present reflective journals.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
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The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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