Now we are breaking new ground by creating a unique synthesis of the two elements in what is the first MSc course of its kind in the world - the Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP), which fully integrates positive psychology and coaching psychology to create an innovative training programme for those promoting wellbeing.
There is a growing recognition within the world’s coaching and positive psychology community that such integration is an important step forward, providing clients with a more open-minded approach to their mental health. From the point of view of positive psychology, the course will have a strong foundation in cutting-edge theory and research relating to wellbeing. The coaching element will feature advanced training in working with clients and groups in professional capacities.
Our aim is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be able to help people and organisations to flourish. It combines the study of cutting-edge empirical research and theory on wellbeing with the practical skills and competencies you need to apply this expertise in the real world. The result is a course designed to empower students to truly make a positive difference in the world.
Your future career
When you graduate from this course you will operate as a more flexible consultant or practitioner in a rapidly developing and increasingly sought-after field.
You will be well versed in relevant scientific literature, with the confidence to apply it in your professional practice.
This may involve working with individuals on a one-to-one basis through executive coaching, or working at organisational level using positive organisational scholarship.
There is a significant demand for the skills that this integrated course develops.
The field of coaching, for instance, is growing dramatically judging by the amount of research output and the degree of recognition it is now receiving from employers as well as educational and governmental institutions.
Recent evidence showed that 80 per cent of UK organisations now use coaching in some form.
Members of our academic team have consulted informally with industry specialists, appropriate professional associations and academics in other institutions, and there has been consistently positive feedback for this innovative course.
There are relatively few postgraduate courses specialising in either positive psychology or coaching psychology, and none which integrates the two in the way University of East London has done.
So, we expect graduates of this to be in a prime position to further their professional careers in a wide range of settings.
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- Perspectives on Wellbeing
- Multidimensional Flourishing
- The Search for Something Higher
- The Practice of Evidence-based Coaching
- Coaching in Professional Contexts
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesPsychology Coaching View 716 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2.1 honours degree, preferably in Social Sciences.
- We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview.
International13920 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10740 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time UK/EU: £1,790 per 30 Credit Module
£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme
Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.
Applications are made directly through Student Finance England
Whether you qualify depends on:
- if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
- your course
- your age
- your nationality or residency status
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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