Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult or Children & Young People) (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 - 3 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14700 per year

All study options

About Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult or Children & Young People) at University of Derby

  • Study a course accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • Develop as an ethical practitioner and gain confidence in contemporary ‌ theories and practice in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy‌
  • Become an innovative reflective practitioner with a critical approach, informed by evidence-based practice
  • Train as a practitioner who's in line with contemporary, academic, NHS, scientific and professional body standards, and undertake interprofessional learning opportunities
  • Learn from a highly committed, qualified, and experienced lecturing team

Our aim is to help you to become a skilled, independent cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. If you're a caring professional who would like to develop expertise in evidence-based psychotherapy, this course is for you.

You'll be encouraged to become a reflective practitioner and increase your awareness and theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. You'll consider the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts in which your clients perceive, confront and manage problems. You will also study the major trends and orientations within cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

We'll encourage you to adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapy, with a particular focus on ethical issues.

Our teaching and learning approach varies depending on the nature of the subject. They will incorporate strategies such as problem based learning, lectures, group work and skills based practice to provide you with a practical, occupationally focused learning experience. All the members of our teaching team are practising cognitive behavioural therapists. You will also be allocated a personal tutor who will monitor your progress and support your studies.

Most people study this course part-time to fit around their other commitments.

We're proud to say that our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study2 - 3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesGBP 14700 per year

Entry requirements

These normally include an undergraduate degree in a health and social care related area including experience in a relevant field.

Applicants with a core profession in mental health nursing, occupational therapy, social work, psychiatry, psychology or counselling will require at least two years of post qualification experience in mental health care.

Individuals without a recognised core profession can be considered through the development of a Knowledge, Skills and Attitude (KSA) portfolio of evidence plus at least two years of post qualification experience in mental health care.

Applicants with a qualification in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, or substantive experience in supervised practice may be eligible for entry via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

If English is not your first language you must have achieved an IELTS score of at least level 6.5.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required as they provide the criminal records checking service for the programme.

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