MSc - Master of Science
Cognitive Psychology Behavioural Psychology Psychotherapy Clinical Psychology
Masters in Psychological Therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy will allow you to further your studies with a research-based qualification. This programme is intended to develop your expertise as CBT practitioners, supervisors or trainers through your involvement in the design, implementation and write-up of a practice-based clinical research project.
The Masters programme is targeted at graduates of the PG Diploma in Psychological Therapies: CBT.
You are required to complete a range of assessments, both formative (not requiring a pass mark) and summative (need to be passed). Formative assessment strategies will include formative writing assignments and reflective reports, tests, presentations, tutor responses to participation in online discussion groups, tutor comments on draft pieces of work and peer review.
The summative assessments will include the project proposal and the final research thesis. The proposal will consist of a 4000-word submission in which you will demonstrate your understanding of the background to your research study, and of the different methodologies and strategies you intend to use. Summative assessment will culminate in the design, production and presentation of an independent research project, which will test the extent to which you can apply the learning gained on the programme. You will be required to write up your research according to an appropriate scientific framework for the method adopted, in a thesis of no more than 12,000 words.
Both formative and summative assessments are closely linked to ‘real world’ evaluation skills necessary for either employment or continued postgraduate study.
What can I do next?
This MSc is intended to develop your expertise as CBT practitioners, supervisors or trainers through your involvement in a small-scale research project. You will be taught a range of research skills and will learn to use these competently through designing and conducting an empirical investigation under direct, one to one supervision. For example, you may develop expertise in a specialist area of CBT practice using practice-based single case research design methodologies. Furthermore, this programme may serve as preparation for subsequent doctoral study, including the PhD in Professional Practice, also delivered at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology.
To qualify for entry onto this programme, applicants require a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This may be from Canterbury Christ Church University, or from another institution, from which credits can be transferred subject to University Accreditation of Prior Learning requirements. The candidate will generally have been awarded the PG Diploma in CBT at a merit level, but in the event that such grading was not available or not achieved, consideration of the suitability of the candidates will be made at the discretion of the Programme Director.
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