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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology Psychotherapy

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

There is an increased need for access to evidence based psychological therapies throughout the UK.

This course would be appropriate for those interested in the treatment of mental health problems and may include:

mental health professionals
occupational therapists
social workers
and other suitable graduates.

Professionals who are currently qualified in a different therapeutic approach may enrol for this programme.

What will this course cover?

CBT has been shown to be effective in the treatment of:

panic attacks
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
eating disorders
relationship problems
workplace stress
self esteem issues
substance abuse/misuse
anger management
physical health problems
occupational health issues

The NHS actively promotes provision of evidence-based practice and CBT is the evidence-based psychotherapy of choice.

It can be effective as a stand-alone treatment and can also be used in conjunction with other medical or psychological treatments.

The model is versatile and creative and its techniques can be used selectively in general medical, psychological and nursing practice, as well as informing whole courses of integrated treatment.

Course Details


Two days a week.

By the end of the programme, you will need to demonstrate 250 hours of individual study and 200 hours of client work in accordance with BABCP minimum training standards.

Different course options

Full time | High Wycombe Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Theory & Practice: Advanced
Advanced Reflective Practice
Research & Integrated Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A typical offer will include a relevant degree, for example psychology, or the equivalent from an allied field. You must also have at least two year's post-graduation work experience working with vulnerable adults and/or those with mental health problems. It is a pre-requisite of the course that applicants have access to a clinical population to enable them to implement their CBT training into practice.

University information

Bucks New University is a friendly, vibrant place to study. It has over 125 years experience of providing employer-lead higher education, having started out in 1891, running evening classes for the local community and retraining soldiers into new employment. Today, the university still focuses heavily on employability, with courses which blend together academic teaching with professional and practical elements. There is an on-going commitment...more