Taught course

Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses (Blended Learning)

Bangor University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

  1. Have completed a teacher-led 8-week mindfulness course (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), taught to a group over 8 weeks.
  2. A good undergraduate or postgraduate degree (usually at a minimum 2:ii standard). Equivalent professional and practical experience in life and work can also be considered.
  3. Frequent and regular meditation practice (normally on a daily basis) of mindfulness meditation, preferably as taught in MBSR and MBCT, for at least a year before starting the programme.
  4. IT requirements: students must have a computer in good working order (with basic software such as Microsoft Office as a minimum), access to the Internet, and the IT skills required to use these systems.

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor is the largest and oldest mindfulness teacher training organisation in the UK, and have been training people to teach mindfulness-based courses for the last 15 years. We were the first programme in the world to offer a Masters in mindfulness-based approaches and strive to be the best. Our students often comment about our supportive and experiential learning environment, and develop a close and supportive community of learning as they progress through the course.

The staff at CMRP are active researchers in the field of mindfulness. A recent example is a seminal paper called “What defines mindfulness-based programmes? The Warp and the Weft.”

Gain a Masters degree in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses

  • This Masters will provide full training to be a mindfulness teacher, and you gain a Masters level qualification plus the Certificate of Competence in Mindfulness teacher training – this represents the highest level of teacher training in the UK and is a highly sought after certificate.
  • This route takes between four to five years to complete, it is up to you at what rate you progress through the Masters.
  • There are four compulsory modules (Foundation, Teaching 1, Teaching 2, and Mindfulness Teacher Project).

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students. Please note that this course is part-time and so will not enable students to get a student visa to the UK. International students who apply will have to independently arrange visas to allow them to attend the teaching days over a 3-5 year period.

Please see the prospectus for more details about our entry requirements.

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    48-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

To learn more about other qualifications we we offer - read the current prospectus - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/documents/cmrp_prospectus.pdf.

Course contact details

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
01248 351151