Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses PgDip


Course facts

  • Name: Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses
  • Qualification: PgDip
  • Duration: 4 years

Train to be a mindfulness teacher

  • This route will enable you to train to become a mindfulness teacher, and also get a Postgraduate Diploma at the same time.
  • This route takes four years to complete at a rate of one module per year.
  • You can gain the Certificate of competence in teaching MBSR and MBCT (subject to meeting criteria) which is the highest mindfulness teaching award in the UK
  • Gives you the opportunity to train with a group of like-minded people and to deeply explore your own mindfulness practice as you train.

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

Course Content

The course will take the following format:

Year 1  


Year 2       

Teaching 1  

Year 3

Teaching 2

Year 4

Assessed Teaching Practice

Entry Requirements

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.
  5. For students who do not have English or Welsh as a first language, a IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

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 throughout the year!

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.

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
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
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.

Further information

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