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What will I learn?

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.

The Master of Applied Positive Psychology is designed to train professionals to enhance and facilitate positive change, wellbeing, and resilience. In this course, you will learn the tools needed to enhance mental, emotional and physical wellbeing in individuals, organisations and communities. This course incorporates elements from a number of highly relevant fields and contemporary topics including positive psychology, coaching psychology, health promotion, positive education, counselling, asset-based community development, eco-psychology, and social innovation. This will help you graduate with skills and knowledge that can be applied across many occupations and holistic education experience. By completing the Master of Applied Positive Psychology, you will be able to work in a wide variety of occupations and will be well prepared to work with children, teenagers, and adults.

The Master of Applied Positive Psychology has been developed after extensive consultation with industry leaders from the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete ten (10) compulsory units. In the final year of study, you will also apply your knowledge to design and implement a major positive psychology/wellbeing or resilience research project.

Which department am I in?

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,720.00 (16,71,382) per year
Term fee: AUD $15,360
Start date

6 March 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a bachelor degree with the equivalent to an Australian pass grade average in the final two terms, from a recognised higher education institution. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: C1 Advanced , Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

For international students

A completed bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any discipline from an Australian university or college.

English language proficiency

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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