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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of the West of Scotland

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our MSc Mindfulness & Compassion is a vocational degree designed to train teachers of mindfulness and compassion and is delivered in conjunction with the Mindfulness Association. Graduates of the MSc will be eligible to be listed on the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers administered by the British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA).

Through a combination of hands-on sessions and online activities, and with the guidance of the Mindfulness Association, you will learn to teach the following eight-week courses: Mindfulness Based Living Course and Compassion Based Living Course. You will develop your own practice in mindfulness and compassion meditation throughout.

This degree has an academic basis in psychology and will develop your understanding of the links between psychology, mindfulness and compassion whilst building on your teaching and practice skills. Through the degree you will develop evidence-based knowledge of psychological wellbeing, biological psychology and consciousness and the relationship of these concepts to mindfulness and compassion. You will frequently reflect on the links between these concepts and your own teaching and practice.

CAREER PROSPECTS

This is a vocational programme which is explicitly designed to enable graduates to become teachers of mindfulness and compassion. Graduates will be able to join the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers administered by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches. Graduates may wish to use their skills in a range of settings by:

  • Teaching mindfulness and/or compassion privately or on a freelance basis
  • Joining or establishing community interest or enterprise companies through which they may deliver teaching
  • Delivering mindfulness or compassion training within their current workplace,
  • Seeking new employment opportunities where they can make an evidence-based contribution to the health and wellbeing of staff

Tuition fees

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£ 2,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 83 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    130 75%

    22nd

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    20

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