1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- A bachelor honours degree or equivalent in a cognate area*; or
- A three-year undergraduate qualification and at least 50 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in a cognate area*; or
- A three-year undergraduate qualification in a cognate area*, and at least two years of documented relevant work experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- relevant work experience, where applicable.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
a) *Cognate area: psychology, education, sociology, business, management, political science, medicine, public health, and economics.
b) Successful applicants with one of the following may be granted 25 credit points of advanced standing:
- Professional Certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne (students that commenced the ProfCertPosPsych from 2022 onwards only); or
- Professional Certificate in Positive Education from the University of Melbourne (students that commenced the ProfCertPosEd from 2022 onwards only).
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Master of Applied Positive Psychology welcomes applications from students with disabilities.
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the degree. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team: https://students.unimelb.edu.au/student-support/student-equity-and-disability-support
Last updated: 10 February 2024