|Award title||Master of Applied Positive Psychology|
|Year & campus||2022 — 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 or 24 months part-time|
The Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) is designed for students who are interested in scientifically-grounded approaches to understanding and supporting wellbeing personally and professionally. The MAPP aims to equip graduate students with the skills, knowledge and abilities to competently apply positive psychology and wellbeing science principles to a range of real-world contexts. The course emphasises critical thinking, contextually relevant analysis, and the ethical application and evaluation of concepts.
The program provides a deep and strong foundation of the historical developments of the field; explores key elements, theories, and perspectives from a range of scholars and practitioners; and introduces innovations within the field. Through experiential learning approaches, students explore applications of the positive psychology perspective and wellbeing science with individuals, organisations, and communities. Multi-disciplinary empirical research is combined with thoughtful discourse, with a particular emphasis on contextual relevance, critical thinking, and understanding of the complexities involved in creating and sustaining positive change.
The program also addresses issues related to ethical and professional practice. As part of the learning and assessment processes, students are expected to engage in a range of conceptual, applied and research-informed tasks. The program draws on a variety of pedagogical approaches to promote deep learning, connection with others, and critical scholarship, providing students with skills to confidently apply their knowledge in the future.
Last updated: 30 November 2021