Bangor University

Bangor University

Mindfulness Based Approaches

This route is suitable for those who wish to study mindfulness based approaches without training to become a mindfulness teacher. Foundation and Research modules are taught over 5 weekends from Bangor, The last module students 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.

Entry requirements

MA: A 2.2 Honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification, and a professional background with at least 5 years professional experience. Personal experience of mindfulness practice in the form taught in MBAs is an advantage. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: year 1: foundation; anytime between years 1-4: thesis module; final year: research module; optional modules (choose any 2 of the 5 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.

Sponsorship information

The University offers a wide range of scholarships, studentships and bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus LL57 2DG Wales

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Key information

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
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