Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology
Accredited by Liverpool John Moores University
MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology
Prof. Les Lancaster, Ph.D
Our online distance-learning MSc in ‘Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology’ provides an intellectually-stimulating programme of study which focuses on diverse topics around the nature of consciousness, the dynamics between psyche and soma, the psychology of self and higher states of being, and the psychological basis of spiritual and mystical practices. Our MSc programme is distinctive in valuing experiential approaches to learning and in encouraging students to incorporate insights from the programme into their own life journeys. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, modules exploring integral life practice, transpersonal approaches to research, and a research dissertation focus on the practical application of learning. The MSc programme consists of 180 course credits and most students complete the programme over 3 years, studying part-time. A 2-year pathway is available to those who can commit to intensive study of approximately 30 hours per week. The programme is run entirely online, although students are invited to attend an annual (optional) residential programme which takes place in the UK.
The MSc operates through our partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. The programme is validated/accredited by LJMU, meaning that the university ensures the quality of the MSc and that, on completion of the programme to Master’s, Postgraduate Diploma, or Postgraduate Certificate level students are awarded their certificates by the university during a ceremony in the awe-inspiring Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
The MSc is further enhanced by a partnership of the Alef Trust with the Scientific and Medical Network (SMN), UK, a worldwide professional community for open-minded, rigorous and evidence-based enquiry into themes bridging science, spirituality and consciousness. Students become members of the network for the duration of their studies and have access to the network’s newsletter and its unique audio-visual lecture archive featuring many inspiring presentations by new paradigm scientists and scholars. Students also receive discounts to some of the SMN’s live events held annually in the UK.
Students wishing to gain a Postgraduate Certificate can enrol on the MSc route and complete their studies after gaining 60 credits in year 1. Equally, students wishing to gain a Postgraduate Diploma enrol on the MSc route and complete their studies after gaining 120 credits by the end of year 2.
- The nature of consciousness and its relation to the brain
- Possibilities of consciousness beyond the brain
- The psychology of self and higher states of being
- The psychology of transformation
- Contemporary spirituality
- The psychology of shamanistic practices
- Transpersonal approaches to business management
- Creativity as vehicle for wellbeing and transformation
- The psychological basis of spiritual and mystical practices
- The dialogue between science and mysticism
Year 1 (Core Modules)
Specialist Options (Select Two)
Year 3 (Dissertation)
Enrol for September 2018!
If you would like to enrol on our Master’s programme, or have additional questions, simply complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you. We offer a unique learning experience and will be here to guide you through every step of your learning.