Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Positive Psychology and Wellbeing

LJMU's Positive Psychology and Wellbeing MSc promotes the human virtues, strengths and skills at the heart of happiness, wellbeing and a meaningful, engaged life. - Benefit from a theory-led and evidence-based approach to promoting wellbeing covering the breadth of Positive Psychology - Learn from leading experts in the field - Deeply engage with a positive psychology topic of your choice - Enjoy a strong practice-based perspective - Develop sustained mindfulness meditation practice - Gain strengths-based workplace skills Positive psychology is a rapidly evolving field, which enriches the psychological work in a broad range of applied areas. Put yourself at the forefront of these exciting developments by studying a programme, which is one of only a few available worldwide.

Entry requirements

Master of Science - MSc (PG): Entry requirements (Home) You will need: a second class honours degree in Psychology, including an upper second class mark (2.1) in your undergraduate dissertation or an upper second class degree in related fields (e.g. Social Science, Counselling, Educational Studies, Business Studies, and Social Enterprise Studies) in combination with an upper second class mark (2.1) in your undergraduate dissertation (or similar work) will be required or equivalent professional qualifications and experience Applications are considered by the programme leader and at least one course tutor. They are assessed on: your application form, personal statement, transcripts and your personal reference. You will need to: demonstrate sufficient knowledge to embark on the programme describe your motivation to study on this programme demonstrate the ability and commitment to work at postgraduate level In addition, non-standard applicants will need to: demonstrate their relevant professional experience through suitable evidence of accomplishment such as description of their professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities, etc.? Entry requirements (International) LJMU welcomes applications from international students. You will need a good degree in Psychology or a related field. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example you will be required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website. For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU's International Admissions Team.?

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules and an empirical project as detailed below. Core modules Concepts in Positive Psychology (10 credits) Pathways to Wellbeing (30 credits) Promoting and Preserving Wellbeing (30 credits) Meditation and Mindfulness (20 credits) Research Skills for Positive Psychology (10 credits) Analysis for Positive Psychology (20 credits) Empirical Project (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment methods on the programme include: essays, written exams, critiques, reports, reflective portfolios and practical presentations. The dissertation will be an original piece of research on a topic of your choice in discussion with your dissertation supervisor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Part-time September 2019 40 per Credit (England) 2 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Part-time September 2019 40 per Credit (EU) 2 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Part-time September 2019 40 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Part-time September 2019 40 per Credit (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Part-time September 2019 40 per Credit (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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