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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Psychology of Kindness and Wellbeing at Work

University of Sussex

3920 GBP/full
3920 GBP/full
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Delivered 100% online in as little as 8 months, this first of its kind Psychology of Kindness and Wellbeing at Work course at the University of Sussex evaluates the different approaches of kindness and wellbeing from an interdisciplinary and contemporary perspective.

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You’ll learn from leading academics from both the renowned School of Psychology and the Business School, ranked 13th and 14th (joint) the UK respectively (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022). The course also draws on expertise from the Sussex Kindness Research network. Using real world case-studies including those of your peers and your own professional experiences, you’ll critically evaluate the origins of kindness and its links with wellbeing.

Upon completion of the Psychology of Kindness and Wellbeing at Work  course at the University of Sussex , you’ll be equipped to mitigate common workplace challenges that undermine staff wellbeing, such as occupational stress and toxic leadership, and will be inspired to create a better working environment for yourself and others.


As a graduate of this course, you’ll be equipped with the understanding and skills to bring about positive change in the workplace and enable you to apply what you learn both professionally and personally. Using real world case studies and ground-breaking research from a range of disciplines, you’ll be able to apply your developed skillset to a wide variety of roles and industries, on a local or global scale.

This course is for professionals working in roles directly responsible for staff wellbeing, such as public sector workers, or those looking to raise awareness of wellbeing to bring about organisational change, e.g. HR and training staff. Recent graduates from all disciplines seeking management roles will also find value in this PG Cert, alongside community leaders and volunteers working directly with members of the public.

Upon completion of the course, you’ll gain the confidence to critically review and assess your current workplace and its practices, leading change from within – asking questions and not just complying – and, ultimately, making your workplace a kinder place.

Programme Structure


  • Conceptual perspectives on kindness and wellbeing
  • Measuring kindness and wellbeing: Methodological perspectives
  • Kindness and wellbeing in professional contexts
  • Interventions to promote kindness and wellbeing

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60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class (2:2) undergraduate honours degree or above from any UK university or international equivalent. You could also be considered for entry to this course with relevant professional experience and may be required to submit a portfolio of work as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

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    3920 GBP/full
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Cost per module: £980


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