M.Sc. On Campus

Mindfulness Based Interventions

University College Dublin

24 months
10250 EUR/year
9500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This course at University College Dublin will be taught, part-time, over two years, and is organised in two residential training events and teaching blocks throughout the two years of the programme. It will involve a community of adult learners, where students will be supported and nurtured so as to meet the highest standards as teachers of Mindfulness Based Interventions. 


The purpose of the MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions in University College Dublin is to train mindfulness teachers to deliver Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to the highest standards. Students are supported to do this through experiential learning where the development of the student’s personal mindfulness practice is central.   

Learning outcomes

  • This is combined with small group didactic learning where emphasis is placed on acquisition of critical, reflective thinking skills and integration of theory and practice. Knowledge is developed through studying core areas considered essential to teaching mindfulness based interventions; beginning with the core foundations of mindfulness based interventions and progressing through philosophical, psychological, theoretical, ethical and experiential aspects of becoming a mindfulness teacher. Assessments are based on a diversity of methods and learning culminates through demonstrating an ability to deliver a standard MBCT/MBSR 8 week course in year 2.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing a personal mindfulness meditation practice via direct experience of the 8-week MBCT programme. This includes opportunities for reflection, and a requirement for regular meditation practice between teaching blocks
  • The Buddhist background to clinical mindfulness based interventions
  • The history & evolution of psychological interventions for emotional & psychiatric disorders
  • The emerging field of third wave psychological interventions and positive psychology
  • The research underpinning MBIs – understanding and critically evaluation of the research
  • The neuroscience and physiology of mindfulness 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates may apply for admission to the Masters in Mindfulness Based Interventions if they have the following:
  • At least an upper second class honours bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Have completed at least one 8 week MBCT / MBSR training programme, a commitment towards engaging in daily personal mindfulness practice, prior participation in a silent residential retreat is desirable
  • Have access and support from their work setting, to a clinical/educational population with whom they can deliver an 8 week MBCT/MBSR course in Year II

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU Year 2 - €9,140

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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