Taught course

Applied Positive Psychology

Bucks New University · Faculty of Society and Health

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally have achieved 2.1 in a social science degree. Alternatively, candidates may have professional qualifications and/or directly relevant work experience. A first degree in psychology is not a pre-requisite. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit bucks.ac.uk/international

Months of entry


Course content

Positive psychology has been defined many ways. For us, it involves a scientific study of wellbeing and optimal human functioning for individuals, groups, communities and organisations.

The course is delivered in a manner that encourages you to acknowledge and draw upon your skills, existing mastery and experience, while incorporating and exploring the knowledge, skills and applications of positive psychology. A heavy emphasis will be placed on supporting the use and application of your new knowledge and skills through personally-chosen projects that will also form the basis of assessments.

The programme introduces and critically explores primary theories and research in positive psychology, and their inter-relationships. It will provide structured opportunities through which you may explore and apply positive psychology in personally-chosen areas. The programme will place a strong emphasis on application; as a course we seek to coach you in this application by focusing on your particular goals.

The course will be delivered by a mixture of tutors in our Psychology Department alongside visiting experts in topics such as personal strengths, positive emotions, resilience and the processess and journey of human change.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment & Admissions
0330 123 2023