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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - MSc

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Full time | Holloway | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Cognitive Psychology Behavioural Psychology Clinical Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Why study this course?

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc degree is designed for current professionals wishing to develop their expertise in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

This master’s course will equip you with the expertise to apply CBT techniques across a range of practices within psychology and with diverse groups of patients. Drawing on a range of approaches to CBT practice and enquiry, this course will enable you to make a significant contribution to research and practice across a range of settings including public, private and third sectors.

More about this course

Designed for therapists, psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals, our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc course aims to provide you with up-to-date multidisciplinary scientific and academic knowledge of CBT.

You will consider theoretical and practical issues relating to deliver of CBT within a range of emotional and complex mental health disorders.

You’ll explore a range of specialist topics such as:

  • the theoretical and practitioner approaches to CBT
  • the role of CBT in addressing emotional and complex disorders
  • the relationship between cognitions and behaviour in improving mental health
  • the application of CBT in diverse populations


You will be assessed via a range of methods, including:

  • a reflective essay
  • a case formulation
  • a process report
  • a presentation
  • an examination
  • two short research assignments using qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • a 7,000-word reflexive critical literature review and a 3,000-word proposal

You will also be required to complete a minimum of 200 supervised clinical hours in a work placement over the duration of the programme and work with a minimum of 8 clients who have been assessed and treated using CBT.

Your personal and professional development is individually monitored and supported throughout the programme via annual reviews and appraisals with a tutor from the programme team.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have; a lower second class (2.2) honours degree (or above) or overseas equivalent. You will be required to have registration for a core profession with minimum 2 years experience, in areas such as: art therapy (HCPC registered). counselling; medicine; occupational therapy; probation services; practitioner psychology (HCPC registered); psychotherapy; mental or learning disability nursing; social work; Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) teaching; Knowledge, Skills and Attitude (KSA) (BABCP) applicant.

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more

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