Positive Psychology - the scientific study of optimal human functioning and flourishing - is one of the fastest-growing areas in psychology. Instead of drawing on a 'disease model', dealing with illness or problems, it focuses on factors that enable individuals and communities to thrive and build the best in life. Areas of research and application include well-being, positive emotions, resilience, creativity, engagement, character strengths and positive institutions.
UEL is proud to offer the UK's first postgraduate degree in Applied Positive Psychology, enabling students to become actively involved in this exciting new area and to shape its future development. Aimed at psychologists, business, health and education professionals, executive and life coaches, charity and non-for profit organisations' workers and graduates from related disciplines, this innovative programme offers students an opportunity to:
* Develop depth of knowledge and critical understanding of the theory,
research and intellectual history of positive psychology;
* Become proficient in selecting and using positive psychology assessment
* Study a range of positive psychology interventions, be able to apply them
within professional settings and develop innovative approaches for new situations;
* Gain a thorough knowledge of appropriate research methods and data
analyses and apply this knowledge to a dissertation project.
The programme is taught by the pioneers of positive psychology in Europe and the UK's leading experts in the field. The highly practical programme includes a particular emphasis on skills training, including facilitation, intervention and research skills that can be applied across work, education and leisure domains.
This is a two-year, part-time programme with September and February starts.
The first intake of students will be in February 2007. It follows an executive education model, in which teaching takes place through intensive learning days approximately once a month (mainly on Saturdays). This makes the programme ideal for students in full-time employment. Taught at our ultra-modern Docklands campus, the programme is easily accessible to students throughout the UK and Europe. The programme consists of six 30-credit
1. Introduction to Positive Psychology
2. Assessment and Interventions
3. Applying Positive Psychology (in organisational, educational and other settings)
4. Advanced Positive Psychology
5. Research Methods and Dissertation Part 1 6. Research Methods and Dissertation Part 2
Entry requirements and further information
The programme is open to graduates from all disciplines with an honours degree of 2.2 or above, who would need to submit a written application and two supporting references.
Further details are available from www.uel.ac.uk/postgraduate/programmes/positivepsychology.htm