1 year (60 ECTS)
Master of Science (MSc)
End of August
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.
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.