Taught course

Mindfulness-Based Approaches

Bangor University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

A 2(ii) initial degree or recognised equivalent qualification, and a professional background with at least 5 years’ professional experience is required. We prioritise students with personal experience of mindfulness practice in the form taught in MBAs.

Months of entry


Course content

This route is suitable for those who wish to study mindfulness-based approaches without training to become a mindfulness teacher. This means you gain the academic qualification of a Masters degree (subject to meeting criteria). This route takes between three and five years to complete, it is up to you at what rate you progress through the Masters. There are three compulsory modules (Foundation, Research and Thesis) and you can choose any two other modules subject to availability [please note that Teaching 2 is only available to students who have taken the Teaching 1 module first]. This route takes three to five years to complete, Foundation and Research modules are taught over 5 weekends from Bangor, The last module Masters students will take is the Thesis module. There are no taught elements to the thesis module, instead, students are matched with a thesis supervisor who will support them throughout the thesis. Compulsory modules: year 1: foundation; anytime between years 1-4: thesis module; final year: research module. Optional modules (choose any two of the five modules to be taken between the foundation and the thesis module): teaching 1; teaching 2 (only available to students who have completed teaching 1); Buddhist background; mindfulness and the brain; mindfulness and individual therapy.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
+44 (0)1248 388281