Taught course

Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Train to be a Mindfulness Teacher)

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. We prioritise students with personal experience of mindfulness practice in the form taught in MBAs.

Months of entry


Course content

This route means you gain the academic qualification of a Masters degree, and gain the Certificate of mindfulness teacher competence (subject to meeting criteria).

This route involves taking four teacher training modules sequentially, and the research module alongside any of the four teacher training modules. So there will be one year when you are doing two modules at the same time. This route takes five years to complete, because you can only take one of the teaching modules per year. The first three teaching modules, and the research module are delivered over five weekends a year from Bangor, and the teaching days for the Assessed Teaching Practice (in Year 4) are given during a single TTR2 retreat.

See our website for the dates this year. Please note, if you wish to take this route please register for a Post-graduate Diploma, and then you can transfer the credits over to the Masters (thus sacrificing the Diploma) if you wish to do the Research and Thesis modules.

  • Year 1: foundation;
  • year 2: teaching 1;
  • year 3: teaching 2;
  • year 4: assessed teaching practice;
  • year 5: Thesis module;
  • research module: the one-year research module is compulsory if you wish to do a Masters, the module can be taken alongside any module and it must be before taking the thesis module. It is up to you to decide which year you would like to take it during the four years.

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months


part time
60 months

Course contact details

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