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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

08-OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSt - Master of Studies

Subject areas

Mindfulness Psychotherapy Cognitive Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This two-year part-time course offers experienced clinicians and practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds a unique opportunity to develop in-depth specialist knowledge and skills in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Our aim is to foster a community of practitioners with the expertise to deliver high quality MBCT, and to contribute to the development and dissemination of this innovative approach to mental and physical healthcare.

The course is offered by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. Successful completion of the course leads to an award of a Master of Studies by the University of Oxford.

Oxford has been internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in cognitive therapy (CT) research, treatment development and dissemination for nearly 20 years. It has an unusually rich concentration of acknowledged experts in CT and a first class reputation for providing high quality training courses and clinical supervision. A growing team of Oxford clinicians and researchers now specialise in MBCT, and have successfully developed and delivered a range of MBCT training events, including workshops, masterclasses, residential training retreats, a foundational training course, and a Master of Studies degree course. The Masters programme was initiated by Professor Mark Williams, one of the founders of MBCT, and the team includes Professor Willem Kuyken, a leading figure in the development of MBCT and the current Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

Course Aims

The aims of the course are:

  • To provide qualified clinicians with an understanding of theory and research and with practical experience, so that they can apply MBCT competently and effectively in clinical and other appropriate healthcare and educational settings
  • To cultivate a body of practitioners trained to disseminate the approach, and educated to contribute creatively to further developments in the field.

Modules

Also in Year I, the development of students' mindfulness meditation practice and their reflective capacity are assessed through a written reflective analysis, relating personal experience to theory, research and clinical principle.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,715

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,165

Entry requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications: a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any relevant subject. Applicants will normally be expected to have a professional qualification in mental healthcare, behavioural medicine, or another appropriate field (eg social work, counselling, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or education).