Why study this course?

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc degree is designed for current professionals wishing to develop their expertise in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

This master’s course will equip you with the expertise to apply CBT techniques across a range of practices within physical and mental health, and with diverse groups of patients. Drawing on a range of approaches to CBT practice and enquiry, this course will enable you to make a significant contribution to research and practice across a range of settings including public, private and third sectors.

More about this course

Designed for therapists, psychologists, counsellors and other mental and physical health professionals, our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc course aims to provide you with up-to-date multidisciplinary scientific and academic knowledge of CBT.

You will consider theoretical and practical issues relating to the delivery of CBT within a range of emotional and complex mental health disorders.

You’ll explore a range of specialist topics such as:

the theoretical and practical approaches to CBT
the role of CBT in addressing emotional and complex disorders
the relationship between cognitions and behaviour in improving mental health
the application of CBT in diverse populations

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

+CBT for Common Emotional Disorders (core, 20 credits)
+CBT for Complex Disorders (core, 20 credits)
+CBT: Theory and Practice (core, 20 credits)
+CBT: Therapeutic and Reflective Skills (core, 20 credits)
+CBT: Working with Difference and Diversity (core, 20 credits)
+Research Design and Analysis for Psychology (core, 20 credits)
+Research Project (core, 60 credits)

Entry requirements

You will be required to have;

a lower second class (2.2) honours degree (or above) or overseas equivalent and registration for a core profession with a minimum of two years experience in areas such as:

  • art therapy (Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered)
  • counselling
  • medicine
  • occupational therapy
  • probation services
  • practitioner psychology (HCPC registered)
  • psychotherapy
  • mental or learning disability nursing
  • social work
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) teaching
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course

Where this course can take you

Our Cognitive Behaviour Therapy MSc will provide you with opportunities to progress within a diverse range of occupations based on your core profession. You’ll be able to work in industries including education and public and private health care.

Our course also provides additional benefits if you wish to pursue further study in counselling, clinical psychology or allied areas.

Partner University

London Metropolitan University
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