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Program and courses Positive Psychology and Well-being

In the master's track Positive Psychology and Well-being you’ll deal with concepts like 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. You will pay attention to the positive aspects of individuals and systems and how these can contribute to society.

Program structure

This one-year master's track consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

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

The program starts at the end of August. The one-year master's track Positive Psychology and Well-being is divided into 4 blocks:

Block 1: August - October:

  • Introduction and Theories about Positive Psychology
  • Assessment and Interventions 
  • Introduction internship

Block 2: October - January:

  • Personal Development, Growth and Resilience 
  • Positive Institutions
  • Master’s thesis

Block 3: January - March:

  • Internship
  • Master's thesis

Block 4: April - July

  • Internship
  • Master's thesis

Program content

Core courses
Internship: interventions, coaching, counseling and training
Master’s thesis

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

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Please Note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in Osiris Student at the start of the year.


Short overview of Positive Psychology and Well-being

  • Deal with concepts like 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.
  • You will pay attention to the positive aspects of individuals and systems and how these can contribute to society.
  • Develop a different view of 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 can take place.
  • This new program can also be considered a broadening of the three existing clinical tracks of the master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (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 that can be strengthened.

This master’s track does not provide the qualification required for postdoctoral follow-up training (BAPD).

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