Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - MSc

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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 physical and mental health, 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 and physical 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 the delivery 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 practical 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

Assessment

You will be assessed via a range of methods including:

  • reflective evaluations
  • case studies
  • an assessed audio CBT session
  • a case formulation
  • a process report
  • a presentation
  • a critical analysis essay
  • a critical evaluation report
  • a quantitative analysis exam
  • a qualitative analysis assignment
  • a 10,000-word systematic literature review or project and a poster presentation

You will also be required to complete ongoing supervised clinical hours in work-based learning over the duration of the programme and work with 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.

Fees and key information

Course type
Postgraduate
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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 and a registration for a core profession with a minimum of two years’ experience in areas such as:

  • art therapy (Health and Care Professions Council (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

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example modules include:
  • CBT: Therapeutic and Reflective Skills
  • CBT: Theory and Practice 
  • CBT for Common Emotional Disorders
  • CBT for Complex Disorders
  • CBT: Working with Difference and Diversity
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • CBT Research Project

After the course

Our Cognitive Behaviour Therapy MSc will provide you with opportunities to progress within a diverse range of occupations based on your core profession. You’ll be able to work in industries including education and public and private health care.

Our course also provides additional benefits if you wish to pursue further study in counselling, clinical psychology or allied areas.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

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Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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