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MSc/PgDip/PgCert Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has a crucial role to play in health and social care provision today. This course is delivered by a highly qualified team of psychotherapy and counselling staff from a variety of professional backgrounds.

On this course, you will gain insight into how to use CBT creatively and collaboratively with clients and how to assess, formulate, provide interventions and evaluate your own practice.

You will:

  • Study new developments in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Focus on interventions with clients who have anxiety and depression right through to people with personality disorder and schizophrenia as well as other complex needs


Learning is delivered via blended learning methods including seminars and master classes, critical analysis of case studies, relevant literature and research and reflection on practical applications.

Use of video/audio, role play and skills assessment are essential to this course in years one and two and the Blackboard as a learning resource is also an important element in all of the modules on the course.

It is anticipated that a generous part of your work will be focused on enhancing self-awareness and using CBT tools and techniques on the self-using self-help texts and interactive activities prior to using them with clients.


  • Tutor and peer practical in-class assessment
  • Case studies
  • Reflective assignments and portfolios of learning


This course has been created after a request from the North West Strategic Health Authority. Some students will be able to use the Service Level Agreement to fund these modules. Other students will self-fund or request funding from their employer.


Applicants must have one year’s experience in a mental health setting and an active interest in cognitive behavioural work. Applicants must have an active placement where they can work with clients and have the approval to use clients as part of their coursework. Overseas students must be able to complete placements and have access to clients.

Students should access supervision from someone with experience of CBT. If the student does not have a core profession, then the KSA (see BABCP guidance) will need to have been commenced and be available to support any application.

This course is not accredited, supervision or placements are not provided. The course attempts to meet BABCP core curriculum guidelines, but not all. As guidelines change, further study may be needed to gain such accreditation.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,670per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University of Salford

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    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

The University of Salford is a global institution, with over 3,000 international students from 150 countries studying at its historic campus near Manchester.
Salford is part of Greater Manchester: a friendly, diverse, affordable city region in the UK with many placement, internship and part-time work opportunities.
The University of Salford has awarded many scholarships over the last five years to support high-achieving international students from around the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 118 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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