Master of Applied Positive Psychology - CL41
The Master of Applied Positive Psychology will equip you with the knowledge and skills to generate wellbeing, enable positive change and help individuals, organisations and communities thrive.Positive Psychology is a rapidly growing field focusing on the scientific study of wellbeing and resilience and is changing the way we live and work. As there is an increased recognition that wellbeing is essential to the workplace as well as in our personal life, professionals who can implement positive change are in high demand.
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Positive psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing and resilience, with a focus on the conditions that enable individuals, groups and communities to thrive. This rapidly growing field has emerged in response to the realisation that wellbeing is not simply the absence of disease, but is related to multiple factors that enable humans to flourish. In this course, you will learn how to work with individuals, groups, organisations, and communities to generate and evaluate positive change interventions and programs, with a focus on enhancing mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, flourishing, resilience, and strengths. The curriculum for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology will draw on evidence-based theories, models, and best practices from disciplines including positive psychology, coaching psychology, health promotion, positive education, counselling, Asset-Based Community Development, eco-psychology, and Social Innovation.The course is relevant for working with adults, teenagers, and children, and has been developed with ongoing support and coursework input from the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). In the final year of the course, you will undertake an applied research project involving the design and implementation of a wellbeing and/or resilience intervention, culminating in the production of a thesis.
The Master of Applied Positive Psychology is offered as online learning, and is available on a full-time or part-time enrolment basis. The course is a nested program that incorporates the Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology and the Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology.
|Core Units||10||Major Units||None|
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
- A completed bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any discipline from an Australian university or college.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or The United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
- Tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or The United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
- Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
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The Master of Applied Positive Psychology is designed to provide professionals working in a coaching, training, counselling or managerial roles as well as those with an interest in wellbeing and resilience with the skills required to create positive change. By completing an applied research project in your final year of study, you will also improve your professional research capabilities.
We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.
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You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.