Taught course

Mindfulness and Compassion

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

Admission onto to the course requires a level of knowledge and skills which would normally be provided by an Honours degree.

Each application will be considered on its own merit in the context of the course content, but the entry requirements would normally be:

  • a first or second (lower or upper) class degree in a relevant subject (for example Allied Health professions, Coaching, Psychology, Social Science, Humanities, Theology, Counselling), or equivalent; an awareness of meditation and mindfulness, evidenced in your application; evidence of ability to reflect upon personal/professional development, evidenced in your application and interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Research has shown that positive emotions, such as equanimity and loving-kindness, can be enhanced by practising mindfulness and compassion. Such techniques therefore can be used in a range of personal and professional contexts.

Improve an individual’s physical and emotional wellbeing, reducing anxiety, depression or stress, leading to healthier lifestyles and more satisfying relationships.

Delivered in partnership with Mindfulness CIC, a specialist mindfulness training organisation, this exciting new blended part-time course will develop a clear understanding of mindfulness and compassion, its origin and the development of personal practice and teaching practice. You will be expected to lead meditations and introduce mindfulness to beginners, strengthening your own meditation practice during the four day residential each semester.

The course is delivered online and one 4 day residential (Friday-Monday) each semester, making it possible for those living and working at a distance from the university.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences