Centre for Wellbeing Science

The Centre for Wellbeing Science (CWS) is Australia’s leading research centre in positive psychology and wellbeing science. Part of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, CWS was formerly known as the Centre for Positive Psychology before changing its name in March 2021 to better reflect the broadening scope of its research. Areas of focus include wellbeing measurement and methods, wellbeing literacy and language, and systems-informed positive psychology.


Our purpose at CWS is to advance and apply the science of wellbeing to equip and empower communities, groups and individuals to thrive. We realise this purpose by applying a strengths lens, systems thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives to enable wellbeing capabilities and nurture positive change agents in a range of contexts including education, workplaces and sport.

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There are several flexible study options to studying Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Science – whether you are an undergraduate exploring the field for the first time or an expert looking for a tailored speciality.

Further Study

Master of Applied Positive Psychology graduates who already possess a relevant Bachelor Honours or Masters Honours degree with a H2A (75%) average or above are eligible to apply for an Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Education or PhD program.

Alternatively, Master of Applied Positive Psychology graduates can study the Graduate Certificate in Educational Research as a pathways to the MPhil, DEd/PhD program.

We also work closely with our colleagues in the related areas of Student Wellbeing and Educational Psychology.

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Please note: Until the recent name change in March 2021, the Centre for Wellbeing Science was known as the Centre for Positive Psychology.


The Centre for Wellbeing Science hosts a number of experts in the field and works with PhD candidates to foster world class research.

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Email: cws-mgse@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 5428
Facebook: facebook.com/uompospsych

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Centre for Wellbeing Science, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Level 2, 100 Leicester Street, Carlton
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010