MSc Studies in Mindfulness course

Course Overview

  • This MSc: Studies in Mindfulness course covers our Mindfulness Levels 1 to 3 courses supplemented with an academic exploration of the mindfulness literature and evidence-base and how mindfulness practice is applicable to your professional context.
  • It covers training in research methodology as well as preparation for undertaking a research project or dissertation in the third year
  • It also offers a teacher training pathway in accordance with the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers.
  • This course is unique in that it welcomes applicants from all professions including: physical and mental health, social care and wellbeing; education and learning; business and workplace; and public service sectors such as government and criminal justice.
  • It is suitable for beginners as well as those who have previous experience of mindfulness and who want to develop their mindfulness practice within their work context.
  • The course is delivered over residential weekends at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in South West Scotland with a year-end residential retreat at the Holy Isle retreat centre off Arran in Western Scotland.

MSc Studies in Mindfulness/ Dr. Graeme Nixon- The University of Aberdeen

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The course is modular and can be exited after each year:

  • Year 1 – Mindfulness and Compassion – exit with Post Graduate Certificate;
  • Year 2 – Insight and Professional Inquiry (research methodology) – exit with Post Graduate Diploma; and
  • Year 3 – Work Based Research Project or Dissertation – exit with Master of Science.

For more information, please visit the University of Aberdeen’s MSc Studies in Mindfulness programme or you can take a look at our PDF Flyer for the Course.

Completing Year 1 and 2 of the MSc qualifies you to attend:

MBLC Retreat – after which you will have trained to teach mindfulness and will be eligible to register on the UK Listing of Mindfulness teachers – and then the CBLC Retreat – after which you will have trained to teach compassion.