Taught course

Applied Positive Psychology

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2.1 UK UG degree in any discipline (or an academic or professional qualification equivalent in breadth and depth to a UK Honours Degree/3 years of HE); A written statement outlining academic & professional background, career objectives & reasons for choosing the I-MAPP Programme at ARU. 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 will be 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.

For more details please visit the university website.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Positive psychology is life changing. Our course helps you 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.

Core modulesOur course is taught via blended learning, a mixture of both distance learning and face-to-face delivery in Cambridge and France. In France, teaching takes place approximately 40 minutes from the centre of Paris by train, giving you the advantage of cheaper accommodation as well as the chance to make a quick visit to the capital. In Cambridge, teaching takes place at our East Road campus, where you’ll also have access to the psychology laboratories in our Science Centre.

  • Introduction to Positive Psychology (Cambridge for September starters or Paris for January starters)
  • Research Methods for Psychology (online)
  • Major Psychology Project (online)

Optional modules

  • Positive Relationships (Cambridge)
  • Positive Education (Paris)
  • Positive Psychology Coaching (Paris)
  • Neuroscience of Well-being (Cambridge)
  • Positive Performance (Paris)
  • Positive Organisations and Appreciative Inquiry (Paris)
  • Positive Psychology for Practitioners (Cambridge)
  • Well-being: Economic, Social and Behavioural Causes (Cambridge)

Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

For more details please visit the university website.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Fees and funding

For more details about fees, fundings and scholarships please visit the university website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    33 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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