Master of Applied Positive Psychology

  • CRICOS code: 079279E

The experience


A world leader in Education research and teaching, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a vibrant and exciting place to study.

Centre for Wellbeing Science

The mission of the Centre for Wellbeing Science is to advance the science and practice of wellbeing for students, teachers, education systems, workplaces and communities through the application of Positive Psychology.

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The people of MGSE

In the Master of Applied Positive Psychology, you’ll join the best and brightest professionals from diverse backgrounds across Australia and the world, and become part of a community that is committed to changing lives through positive psychology. We have a strong focus on evidence-based practices and education research. You will be taught by recognised experts in their field, making you a highly sought-after professional and thought leader. Explore our academic staff profiles here. Or learn more about research at MGSE here.

Life at Melbourne

With the accolade of one of the world’s most liveable cities, you’ll be in the heart of the buzz that makes Melbourne an exciting place to be. Located on the city side of the University’s Parkville campus, we are just a short walk to the CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market, and a host of cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars. Most of our students are already working professionals, so we appreciate you'll have to manage a study/life balance. Whilst you’re studying in Melbourne, we ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

Indigenous Students

The university has a student-led representative body - the Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA) – who look to support graduate coursework and research students, enable collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff and encourage potential future Indigenous graduate students.


Andrea Downie

The fellow students, educators and exceptionally designed course made this what it was. The learning was very personalised and allowed me to develop existing strengths whilst challenging myself also.

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