Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (MSc)

University of South Wales the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1000 per module

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at University of South Wales

The University of South Wales has many years' experience in teaching Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the three-year MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) course highlights the therapeutic relationship and the development of core psychotherapy skills whilst equipping students to work effectively and ethically as CBT practitioners.

The course is for mental health professionals looking for additional specialist training, or if you want to train as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

The MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is made up of two years training which covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of learning to be a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, plus a 3rd year completing the research requirements.

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 studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 1000 per moduleInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • Hold a degree or, where relevant, evidence of working at degree level
  • Have a completed a minimum of 96 direct teaching hours in counselling theory and skills (some of which is CBT)
  • Have completed 60 hours training in professional practice issues
  • Evidence relevant experience in the health and social care field in the public, private or voluntary area

Or

  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g. registered mental health nurse; occupational therapist, counselling psychologist; clinical psychologist; qualified social worker; accredited/registered counsellor/psychotherapist; psychiatrist; General Practitioner or other profession recognised as core by the BABCP
  • Have completed an introductory training in counselling theory and skills, including CBT, as part of their previous training

In addition, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • An Enhanced DBS check on the Adult Workforce and Adult Barring List and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)
  • Two references uploaded with your application. One from your current/previous Counselling tutor
  • A confirmed suitable placement for counselling practice. Please note that this is essential and you will be asked to provide details of your placement before the course begins. The criteria for a suitable placement will be discussed at interview and we will be able to provide you with a list of placements previously used by students studying on the PGDip CBP

Interview

We have four interview sessions each year, see dates below, at the interview we will tell you more about the course and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

We will explore your motivation, suitability and readiness for the Programme through observation of skills, a group exercise, a written assessment and an individual interview. Applicants are asked to allow half a day for this process. If you are selected to attend an interview we will contact you by e-mail to make a booking. We strongly advise that you book yourself onto the earliest interview date to avoid disappointment as the numbers are limited for each date and are filled on a first come first served basis

Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution:

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