Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

University of Birmingham

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
16994 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an increasingly popular form of psychological therapy offered by University of Birmingham.


This Cognitive Behaviour Therapy course at University of Birmingham is designed to enable students to practice CBT. The course is structured around teaching, skills practice, experiential learning, supervision support groups, and academic assignments. The academic assignments include essays, case reports, and recordings of live sessions with clients. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their own views on CBT as well as on mental health and psychological therapy in general. The core feature of the course is the facilitation of reflective practice.

There are two routes of entry to this course:

  • Route 1 - This route is for new graduates holding a Psychology BSc degree, with some voluntary experience. 
  • Route 2 - This route is for health and social care professionals depending on previous experiences.


All of the tutors and clinical supervisors on this Diploma course are BABCP accredited therapists. The course is structured to meet many of the requirements of the BABCP for accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Psychological Therapy 
  • Introductory Practitioners Course
  • Professional Issues in Psychological Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Fundamental Skills
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Common Mental Health Problems
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Complex Presentations
  • Trans-diagnostic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Complex Presentations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will close on 1st May 2020, or earlier if the programme is full.

Interviews will take place on 9th, 10th and 17th June 2020.




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The courses are designed to meet the criteria for accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. 
  • Thus, to be eligible to enter training, individuals must hold a relevant core profession or be able to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge, skills and attitudes. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16994 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16994 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
University of Birmingham