|Award title||Master of Applied Positive Psychology|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||100 credit points|
|Duration||12 months full-time or 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time|
The Master of Applied Positive Psychology aims to equip graduate students with the skills, knowledge and ability to apply positive psychology principles with competence, to a range of contexts and across the lifespan. This course advocates scientific methods and promotes critical thinking and analysis. Theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks underpinning positive psychology will be presented and analysed. Empirical research will be examined and critiqued to identify best practice standards and effective real world translation methods.
The Master of Applied Positive Psychology also addresses issues related to ethical and professional practice and will examine multi-disciplinary perspectives including public health, economics, policy, education and occupational health. There is a special focus on promoting optimal functioning and leadership within organisations at a systems level and this will complement skills acquired for individual work. Careful consideration will also be ascribed to individual difference factors such as gender, age, culture and personality in the development and evaluation of positive interventions.
As part of the learning and assessment processes, students are expected to engage in a range of conceptual, applied and research tasks. Numerous and varied learning approaches such as debates, case studies, role plays, videos, journal entries and research activities will be undertaken. In addition, students will be encouraged to apply positive psychology principles to their own lives and to critically reflect on these experiences.
Last updated: 18 December 2020