UWS has launched a new vocational master’s degree designed to enable graduates to become teachers of mindfulness and compassion.
The degree, which will be delivered in conjunction with the Mindfulness Association, has an academic basis in psychology and will develop graduates’ understanding of the links between psychology, mindfulness and compassion, whilst building on their teaching and practice skills.
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, students will learn to teach two eight-week courses and develop their own practice in mindfulness and compassion throughout.
The degree will enable students to develop evidence-based knowledge of psychological wellbeing, biological psychology and consciousness, and the relationship of these concepts to mindfulness and compassion. They will frequently reflect on the links between these concepts and their own teaching and practice.
Graduates will be able to join the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers administered by BAMBA and it will give them the opportunity to consider a range of employment options, including teaching mindfulness and compassion privately or on a freelance basis, delivering mindfulness or compassion training within their current workplace, joining or establishing community interest or enterprise companies through which they can deliver teaching, or seek new employment opportunities where they can make an evidence-based contribution to the health and wellbeing of staff.
Find out more about the new degree here.