MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology
(Accredited By Liverpool John Moores University)
Professor B. Les Lancaster
A message from our Academic Dean:
Our online distance-learning MSc in ‘Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology’ provides you 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 our 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. The programme is run entirely online, and it is validated by Liverpool John Moores University in the UK.
MSc Student Testimonial
“This was a truly transformational journey. The course has given me a lot of knowledge, particularly in the domain of individual and collective transformation, which is one of my key interests. However, my most cherished gain is my own transformed self. I have a more expanded understanding of myself, I feel more authentic, more compassionate and more connected to others. I now apply what I have learned through the courses I teach at university as well as through transformational work in organisations. Yet it is not just the knowledge that I apply, I also apply “myself”. My own transformative experience serves as a catalyst and has transformative impact on others.” (More Student Testimonials)
MSc Alumna – Class 2018
- 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)
Degree Accreditation (click for details)
The degree operates through our partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), 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 can enrol on the MSc route and complete their studies after gaining 120 credits by the end of year 2.
A Learning Partnership (click for details)
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.
Enrol for September 2021!
If you would like to enrol on our Master’s programme, or have additional questions, simply complete the form below and a member from admissions will contact you. We offer a unique learning experience and will be here to guide you through every step of your learning.