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Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy MSc

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Cognitive Psychology Behavioural Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc will prepare you to practice in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) – one of the leading treatments for a wide range of mental health issues.

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as the treatment of choice for a range of mental health issues. Our MSc is a progressive professional training programme which will give you the advanced skills and knowledge needed to practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

We’ve designed this programme to meet the minimum training requirements of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for training Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists.

You’ll gain an understanding of key concepts and theories in CBP, evaluate different approaches to solving problems, and integrate theory and practice as you plan your future academic, professional and personal development. This course is ideal for those working in the medical profession, social work, psychologists, counsellors, mental health nurses, psychotherapists and others with experience and an interest in mental health.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be taught by staff with a wide range of expertise and skills within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • The course leadership and teaching is overseen by a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist.
  • The MSc prepares you for working with a wide range of mental health and complex mental health needs.

Future Careers

After completing this course you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career as a professional Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.


The aim of this module is for you to learn theoretical behaviour and cognitive therapies for mental health issues. You will have the opportunity to appraise theory, evidence, and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree in health and social care or related area including experience in a relevant field. Applicants with a core profession in Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy or Social Work or Psychiatry or Clinical or Counselling Psychology will require at least two years of experience in working with vulnerable adults and or those with mental health problems.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more

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