Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a second class honours degree in Psychology, including an upper second class mark (2.1) in your undergraduate dissertation
or
  • a 2:1 in related fields (e.g. Social Science, Counselling, Educational Studies, Business Studies, and Social Enterprise Studies) in combination with a 2:1 in your undergraduate dissertation (or similar work)
or
  • equivalent professional qualifications and experience
Additional information
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • RPL is accepted on this proframme
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate
If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

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. You will learn about happiness, wellbeing, flourishing and human traits, strengths and skills that contribute to a fulfilled and engaged life.

Topics will include happiness, character strengths, meditation, mindfulness, positive neuroscience and wellbeing across the lifespan and various social structures. You will get to know the main theories of positive human development and link these to a range of interventions. A unique feature of the programme is a focus on mindfulness meditation through the inclusion of a practice-based module.

You will be taught by internationally leading, research-active academics in positive psychology, wellbeing, meditation and mindfulness and related fields. Our teaching team has a wealth of experience in applying positive psychology principles with different target groups. Their research-led teaching will allow you to develop an evidence-based approach that translates underlying principles into different applied contexts.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)151 231 2888