Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Applied Positive Psychology

Our course helps students investigate the science behind how we can prepare for more successful lives and better well-being, through challenging existing cognitive and emotional patterns and encouraging positivity with evidence-based activities. Students are introduced to research and interventions around topics like positive and negative emotions, character strengths, motivation, resilience, creativity, wisdom and other conditions shown to make a difference to the lives of individuals, groups and organisations. Students constantly test their skills and apply them to real-life situations, coming to understand which tools and strategies to use in delivering meaningful, high-impact interventions.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline (or an academic or professional qualification equivalent in breadth and depth to a 3 year UK Honours degree); a written statement outlining academic and professional background, career objectives and reasons for choosing the I-MAPP Programme at Anglia Ruskin University. The statement should not be more than 2,000 words. Applicants with 2.2 undergraduate degree in any discipline may be considered, however, an interview is required. Extensive relevant practical experience, either on its own or taken in combination with other qualifications, deemed by the Senate (or a committee acting on its behalf) as evidence that an applicant possesses the appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to an Honours degree may also constitute sufficient grounds for entry. If English is not the 1st language, applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (academic level) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Core modules: Quantitative research methods or qualitative research methods (online); major project (online). Optional modules: Introduction to positive psychology; neuroscience of well-being; positive child development; positive relationships; positive psychology for practitioners; well-being (economic, social and behavioural causes); positive performance; positive psychology coaching; positive education; positive organisations and appreciative inquiry; positive society.

Assessment methods

100 percent of assessment is through coursework, which could include essays, blogs, a reflective portfolio, self-reflective log, handouts, video presentation, mind maps, reports, a research proposal and a major project. Students also have the chance to carry out an applied project in either a personal or professional setting, to give students experience of how positive psychology can be implemented in practice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 28 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 28 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 28 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 28 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 28 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 28 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 28 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

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