Master of Applied Positive Psychology

  • CRICOS Code: 079279E

What will I study?


Through this course, you will learn how to create and evaluate positive, meaningful change in a range of professional contexts – and build the skills to promote optimal leadership within organisations.

Learning and assessment takes place through a range of tasks including debates, case studies, role plays, videos and research. You’ll also be encouraged to apply positive psychology principles to your own life and critically reflect on these experiences. The program covers the different strategies that individuals and groups use to enhance and promote health, and the important factors that involve sustained behavioural change.

Study structure

The Master of Applied Positive Psychology can be completed full-time for 1 year, or part-time over 2 years. We offer two intakes:

  • Start-year (February) intake for the face to face version
  • Mid-year (July) intake for the online version.
  • 4 core subjects (including a capstone project), each worth 25 points.

You will explore the following themes:

Principles of Positive Psychology

The Principles of Positive Psychology subject will explore the impetus behind the development of positive psychology as well as the theories and frameworks underpinning it.

Applications of Positive Psychology

This subject will examine the full range of positive interventions that can be delivered to individuals, groups and communities using face to face, on-line, coaching/counselling, smartphone applications and group formats.

Positive Psychology and Organisations

This subject will explore fundamental theories and frameworks from the fields of organisational behaviour and management together with new theories emerging in the fields of positive organisational behaviour and positive

How will I study?

The Master of Applied Positive Psychology has been designed around the lives of working professionals.

  • Face-to-face version: Subjects are generally delivered in three two-day, on-campus intensives on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Online version: Subjects are generally delivered in three two-day online intensives on Fridays and Saturdays.

University Handbook: Master of Applied Positive Psychology

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