The Science of Happiness – An introduction to Positive Psychology

The Science of Happiness – An introduction to Positive Psychology
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

Entry and Admissions


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1/2 Day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Wednesday 26th October 2016, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
We all want to be happier and there are countless self-help books on the market that tell us how to achieve it, however most of them are not based on science. This Workshop aims to bridge the gap between the accessibility of self-help with evidence from research about what makes us happier.
The half-day session will provide an overview of the theories of Positive Psychology, in particular focusing on the Science of Happiness and how to cultivating a happier, more meaningful life, exploring positive emotions, optimism, resilience, kindness and mindfulness.
Attending this uplifting session will allow you to explore new ideas to improve wellbeing for yourself and those around you.
Who should attend:

Mental health professionals, nurses, psychotherapists, health practitioners , teachers, managers and anyone with an interest in increasing the happiness of themselves those around them.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Lowri is a Lecturer in Psychological interventions at UCLan, she has an MSc in Clinical Psychology and has worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in the NHS since 2010. Lowri is passionate about the Science of Happiness and how it can be applied to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, organisations and communities.

Learning outcome & aims

During the workshops participants will:
  • Discover what happiness is and why it matters to you.
  • Experience a range of Positive Psychology tools to enhance happiness and wellbeing
  • Learn how to incorporate happy practices into personal and work life.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400