Master

2020-2021

Quick facts

  • Duration

    1 year (60 ECTS)

  • Language

    English

  • Title

    Master of Science (MSc)

  • Start

    End of August

  • Deadlines

    April 1 for non-EU/EEA, July 1 for EU/EEA, August 1 for students with a Dutch diploma

MSc Positive Psychology and Well-being

This master's track in Positive Psychology and Well-being trains you to become a scientist-practitioner in the broad field of Psychology. As a positive psychologist you focus on people’s strengths and talents. Positive psychologists can be employed in the broad domain of mental health services, schools and companies. The master's track Positive Psychology and Well-being is a track in the master’s program Psychology and Mental Health.

Why Positive Psychology and Well-Being?

  • Learn how to deal with concepts such as positive development and growth, creativity, happiness, talents, character strengths, adaptive power, psychological well-being, and factors which enable individuals and systems to achieve these concepts.
  • Create a different vision on individual, personal life, health, education, entrepreneurship and society in general, by paying attention to the positive aspects of individuals and systems and how these can contribute to society.
  • During this program, assessment and interventions are aimed at determining strengths and talents of young people and adults. Interventions aim to identify and develop these strengths and talents so that behavioral change and improvement can take place.
  • This new program can also be considered a broadening of the three existing clinical tracks (all Dutch-taught: Clinical Psychology, Clinical Forensic Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), because children, adolescents and adults with psychological problems also have healthy and strong features which can be strengthened.

Career prospects

As a Positive psychologist, you focus on positive outcomes, like well-being, happiness, and competence instead of abnormal behavior and psychopathology. You place mental disorders in a strength-based approach and you focus on people’s strengths and talents. Positive psychologists can be employed in the broad domain of mental health services, schools and companies. Positive Psychology and Well-being endorses the mission of Tilburg University for its graduates to understand and advance society.

Domains you can work in

Graduates started or work for example as psychologist, coach, researcher or trainer at schools and universities, profit and non-profit organizations and mental health care institutions.

Master

2020-2021

Program structure

This one-year Master's track consists of 60 credits (ECTS), of which:

  • 4 core courses (24 ECTS)
  • Internship (18 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (18 ECTS)

 Core courses

You will follow 4 core courses of 24 ECTS in total:

  • Introduction to Positive Psychology (6 ECTS)
  • Personal development, Growth and Resilience  (6 ECTS)
  • Positive Institutions (6 ECTS)
  • Assessment and Interventions (6 ECTS)
  Students with a Dutch diploma EEA member
state citizens
Non-EEA member
state citizens
Starting end of August August 1 July 1 April 1

Application and Admission

Best preparatory programs:

  • Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Lifespan and Developmental Psychology, Medical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology.
  • Tilburg University students with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a major in Work and Organizational Psychology or Social Psychology need to have completed a minor in Clinical Psychology, Lifespan and Developmental Psychology, Medical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology and the extra course Psychological Assessment.

English language requirements:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 577 (paper-based) / 90 (internet-based).
  • IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min. for all components)
  • Cambridge C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE)

More information: Please have a look at our website or contact us by mail: tsb-international@tilburguniversity.edu / telephone: +31(0)13 466 2116