MSc Studies in Mindfulness

PGCert 12 months, PGDip 12 months, MSc 18 months (all part-time, blended learning)

Who is the Programme For?

Mindfulness is an innate capacity of the mind to be aware of the present moment in a non-judgemental way. It promotes a way of being that helps us to take better care of ourselves and lead healthier lives. It enables us to access inner resources for coping effectively with stress, difficulty and illness. 

The programme seeks to meet the needs of experienced professionals from a variety of settings who aim to enhance their practice and extend their professionalism. Participants must be in a position to study the relevance and application of mindfulness practice in a professional setting or context.

The studies in Mindfulness MSc is run as a Partnership between the University of Aberdeen and the Mindfulness Association Ltd, with the Mindfulnes Association delivering the experienced Mindfulness, Compassion and insight training for the program and the University delivering the academic training.

Programme Features

The programme involves three integrated elements:

  • the development of mindfulness practice
  • the study of mindfulness – the rationale, contexts and critiques
  • the relevance of mindfulness to a professional context, such as health, education or business

The training in mindfulness practice is entirely secular. An overall aim of the course is to enhance participants practice and extend their professionalism. 

For further information please visit the prospectus or contact mindfulness@abdn.ac.uk.

To apply download the Application Form.