Mindfulness-Based Approaches (3 years) MA/MSc

Overview

Course facts

  • Name: Mindfulness-Based Approaches (3 years)
  • Qualification: MA/MSc
  • Duration: 3 years part-time

Gain a Masters degree in mindfulness-based approaches...

  • This Masters will enable you to study mindfulness-based approaches without training to become a mindfulness teacher
  • This route takes three years to complete
  • This route is eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding
  • There are three compulsory modules (Foundation, Research and Thesis) and you can choose any other two modules.
  • You choose two modules in the first year of study, two for the second year of study, and do the Thesis in the third and final year of study.

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.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

The course will take the following format:

You will take three compulsory modules plus two modules of your choice.

Compulsory modules:

  • Year 1: Foundation
  • Research: This module can be taken anytime between Year 1 and 4.
  • Thesis: This module is taken in the last year of study.

Optional modules:

Choose any two of the five modules below 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
  • Mindfulness and Pain and Illness

Entry Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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.

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.

International Students

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.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk

Apply

Our system is open all year round to apply.

If we fill the course for a particular year we will then close applications for that year and make that clear on our website.

We start interviewing around January each year.

Click here for the online application form. 

Please note: This course is only available part-time so international students (outside of the EU) are not eligible to apply. 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.

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here.  For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Careers and Employability

Our system is open all year round to apply.

If we fill the course for a particular year we will then close applications for that year and make that clear on our website.

Please note that we start interviewing around January each year.

Click here for the online application form. 

This course is only available part-time so international students (outside of the EU) are not eligible to apply.

Further information

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