Research course

Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology

University of East London · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a BSc (Hons) degree, preferably in psychology or social sciences (second class upper division or above) and a MSc in Psychology or MSc in Coaching Psychology and/or in Positive Psychology.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Studying for an MPhil/PhD with UEL's School of Psychology will push you to the limit - and our world-class academic staff will support you.

The School of Psychology has a thriving research community with a solid theoretical and applied research tradition. Our research integrates cross-disciplinary expertise in a wide array of topics related to positive psychology and coaching psychology.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
• Positive arts and creative approaches to coaching and positive psychology
• Using a tool-box approach in positive education
• Measuring well-being and engagement in the workplace and developing effective
organisational positive psychological interventions
• Coaching: group coaching, wellbeing coaching, coaching for social impact/not for
profit organisations, coaching and health or health-related organisations, coaching
for leadership
• Existential Coaching
• Growth through adversity & Posttraumatic growth

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, a minimum IELTS score of 7 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components is required for PhD entry level. Assessments of English language competence must normally have been undertaken no more than 2 years prior to application. Relevant and more recent undergraduate study in a UK Higher Institution may be accepted as sufficient proof or language ability.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Applicant Relations
+44 (0) 208 223 3333