Short Course Positive Psychology and Personal Happiness

Middlesex University Summer School | London, United Kingdom
You will be introduced to the theory and practice of positive psychology, to equip you with the tools to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Through seminars and practical experiences we explore how you can make the most of your past, present and future.

Description of Positive Psychology and Personal Happiness

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You will be introduced to the theory and practice of positive psychology, whose aim is to equip you with the tools to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Positive psychology focuses on a persons strengths rather than their weaknesses (which is more the domain of clinical psychology) and how the exercise of these strengths leads to an engaged and rewarding life. Through seminars and practical experiences we explore how you can make the most of your past, present and future.

Middlesex Summer School also offers this course as part of a Package Programme, combining academic study with an exciting social programme and accommodation. There are different package options, three or five week programmes, with either 15 or 30 credits. For more information please visit the school website.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 1245 Module (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 495 Module (EEA)

Don't forget, if you submit your application and pay your full fee before 9 May 2014, you will receive an early payment discount of £60 for credit bearing courses and £30 for non credit bearing courses. The discount is per application, not per course.

Start date July  2016 Two weeks, 21 to 31 July Times: 10am to 3pm Monday to Thursday
Credits 15 Middlesex Credits (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS)
Duration full-time 10 days
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Entry Level Highschool

Course Content

Syllabus:

  • Theoretical models of emotion
  • Positive psychology's background and current status
  • Historical notions of wellness
  • Psychology's pathologising history; Focus on strengths rather than weaknesses
  • Techniques and tools for assessing strengths; How to use strengths in everyday life
  • Exercises that increase happiness

Learning, Teaching &Assessment Strategy:

Learning and teaching methods include personal diagnosis, reflective exercises, results of assessment tools, pre- and post measures of happiness and actualisation; reflective diary of exercises; planning for the future. The strategy is based on the individual's development throughout the course of the module, how they have understood and applied the materials they have encountered. Particular emphasis is placed on how the knowledge and skills acquired will be used beyond the course.

Middlesex Summer School also offers this course as part of a Package Programme, combining academic study with an exciting social programme and accommodation. There are different package options, three or five week programmes, with either 15 or 30 credits. For more information please visit the school website.

Lecturers

Dr Mark Coulson

English Language Requirements

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6
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
550

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Positive Psychology and Personal Happiness

All courses (except Spanish and French options) are taught in English and require TOEFL 550 (IELTS 6.0) or the equivalent if English is a second language.

Work Experience for Positive Psychology and Personal Happiness

No work experience is required.

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Middlesex University Summer School, United Kingdom

United Kingdom Middlesex University London is a large, dynamic forward thinking university, committed to delivering great higher education. Now in its nineteenth year, our well established summer school offers a wide range of university level short courses during July and August. Our summer school is fully integrated and students come from around the world to study alongside students from Middlesex and other UK universities.