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MA Mindfulness-based Approaches

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MA 3 – 5 years

Course Description

Psychology as a science and as a profession makes a difference to real people in the real world, by improving quality of life across a wide range of areas. We are proud of our strengths in both the teaching and learning and research domains, ensuring that you’ll be learning the science and application of psychology from world class researchers and lecturers. 

  • 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.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Fees

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Module Details

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

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