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Categories: Psychology, Postgraduate
The science of positive thinking is about improving mental health with a new mindset, a learned optimism that can make people happier, more appreciative, and more resilient. For ambitious psychology graduates looking to increase their skills for the workplace, the field of positive self-image psychology can be a fantastic area to explore.
The University of Bolton’s MSc Positive Psychology course teaches this relatively new branch of psychology, and ensures students get to enjoy both professional and personal development throughout the programme.
Why study a Postgraduate course?
A master’s degree can be a great way of improving your job prospects while also boosting your earning power. A 2020 report by the Higher Education Policy Institute suggests that Postgraduates earn on average 18% more than first degree holders, just six months after graduation.
Not only that, but research expertise developed through a Postgraduate degree can strengthen applications for clinical psychology, meaning a Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification can give you a competitive edge.
In addition to helping you succeed in your chosen field, Postgraduate study can create opportunities for personal growth, giving you a chance to create clear direction, drive and purpose in your work.
What can you do with a Positive Psychology master’s?
Our master’s course is one of the best personal development programmes available to psychology graduates, because it takes you on an immersive journey into one of the newest subfields of this discipline.
On completion of the course, you can move into a number of relevant care professions, or job roles within education, business, healthcare, charities and government agencies. It’s also a stepping stone for those who wish to pursue a psychology-related higher degree or doctorate.
Study in a supportive and friendly environment
The University of Bolton was one of the first universities to establish programmes in psychology, making us one of the best places for a Positive Psychology master’s. Our tutors will work closely with you through your personal and professional development, and our award-winning Student Services Team will support you during your time on campus.
We rank in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), as well as the Top 50 UK Universities in The Guardian University League Tables 2021. And we’ve even been voted No.1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Psychology Courses in the Complete University Guide 2021. So there’s nowhere better to begin your journey into career growth.
To enrol in January 2021, go to our course page.