PhD Programme Opportunites
Become a PhD student with The Alef Trust
We encourage applications for doctoral studies from those with Masters qualifications who wish to pursue further research in any of the topics in which we specialise. In general terms, we can support you in researching specific aspects of transpersonal psychology, the psychology of spiritual practices, mystical perspectives in relation to the arts, health and wellbeing, issues around psychological growth and spirituality, and/or psychological aspects of transcendent states.
At the same time as delineating a specific focus for your doctoral study and research, we encourage you to think broadly and creatively about the kind of approach you would take. The approach could include positivistic scientific methodologies and/or transformative research strategies through which your research becomes a journey into the transpersonal. Additionally, we could support and guide you in doctoral work based around your own professional practice.
Doctoral awards are made by UK universities with which we have affiliations.
Current fees for the PhD Programme are £6,000 (GBP) per year
How to apply
In the first instance, please contact the Dean of Transpersonal Studies, Professor Les Lancaster, including an outline of your qualifications and proposal for research. At this stage you need not send a full research proposal. Rather we would like to see a sketch of your plans in order that a creative dialogue might be initiated. Email Les at [email protected] or complete the form below: