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Mindfulness and Compassion MSc/PGDip

OVERVIEW

Please note: there are only 25 places on this course.

This part-time course, available as a PgDip or an MSc, is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge base and set of skills which, combined with a broad range of experiential teaching, will equip them to pursue careers allied to mindfulness.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The course can lead to a postgraduate diploma or an MSc, which is taught part-time over two years (18 months in the case of the PgDip). It is highly experiential, with a clear focus upon development of mindfulness practice. The course focuses on compassion alongside mindfulness and enables students to develop a deep understanding.

This course allows students to explore the varying ways in which mindfulness is taught and develop insight into teaching a variety of different groups. Students will be able to develop their own practice and learn much more about the philosophy and westernised approaches to mindfulness. The course also includes a six day teacher training retreat.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Mindfulness C I CDuring the first year students will be expected to reflect regularly on the development of their meditation practice, cultivating an understanding of the impact of mindfulness on their lives. Students will be introduced to a range of meditation practices and themes, and will be required to link these practices to theory and empirical research knowledge. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of the life of the Buddha and grounding in Buddhist teachings on mindfulness. Students are also introduced to the various western secular based mindfulness interventions. Students will develop a good understanding of research methods during the first year. The end of the first year involves a teacher training retreat and further development and experience in teaching mindfulness.

During the second year students are introduced to neuro-psychology with regards to mindfulness, the structural changes that occur in the brain in response to meditation. Mindfulness in a range of contexts is also introduced, including educational and a range of healthcare settings.

Those students completing an MSc will go on to develop an advanced literature review on a topic of their choice. Students will also engage in further meditation practice mainly around compassion.

This course is delivered in partnership with Mindfulness CIC (was the Midlands Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion).

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The MSc is assessed through a range of written coursework and assessed practicals and presentations.

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

Four hours per week.

Entry Requirements

Admission onto to the course requires a level of knowledge and skills which would normally be provided by an Honours degree.

Each application will be considered on its own merit in the context of the course content, but the entry requirements would normally be:

  • a first or second (lower or upper) class degree in a relevant subject (for example Allied Health professions, Coaching, Psychology, Social Science, Humanities, Theology, Counselling), or equivalent;
  • an awareness of meditation and mindfulness, evidenced in your application;
  • evidence of ability to reflect upon personal/ professional development, evidenced in your application and interview;
  • a successful admission interview.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must also be able to demonstrate IELTS 6.5. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.

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HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

These courses are designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge base and set of skills, which combined with a broad range of experiential teaching, will equip them to pursue careers allied to mindfulness.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

 

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
HLST146
Duration:
  • 2 years part-time

Qualification:
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)
  • Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma

Course type:
  • Part time

Fees:
MSc: £7,374 | PgDip: £4,916

Contact Details:

Recruitment and Admissions Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321