Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development), M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The MSc Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development) from London South Bank University is a researcher-practitioner degree aimed at those who want to develop a career in research and academia. It provides you with a platform to occupy senior management positions in the NHS and healthcare organisations.

About

The MSc Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development) course from London South Bank University enables you to undertake research in the area of positive psychology, in particular the areas of resilience, flourishing and positive development.

You can progress to the MSc after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.

The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice for the development of resilience and flourishing in clients with mental health issues. During the first and second year you'll have an opportunity to take part in a question-and-answer session in person with Dr Christine Padesky, and one to two online group sessions where you'll be able to discuss some client issues common to the whole group. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master clinician.

In the first two years the course will be delivered one weekend a month, and in the final year modules 7 and 8 will take place on a weekday (usually a Monday or Wednesday).

Employability

In addition to having already obtained or being eligible to apply for BABCP accreditation, at the end of the MSc you will have a research-practitioner degree. You will be able to practice in the NHS and in private practice. Your services will be in high demand because you will be trained to enable people to climb onto pathways of resilience and flourishing in their lives, thereby producing positive development. In addition to the above you will also be able to apply for academic positions as a lecturer and/or a researcher. You may then wish to continue your studies in the form of a PhD.

Programme Structure

Modules
Year 1
  • Module 1: Fundamentals of CBT
  • Module 2: Advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of anxiety
  • Module 3: Advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of depression, suicidality and low self esteem
Year 2
  • Module 4: Classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations
  • Module 5: Introduction to positive psychology
  • Module 6: CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing
Year 3
  • Module 7: Research in health and social care
  • Module 8: Dissertation

Students who have successfully completed year one and two will not have study module 4 (Classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations), when progressing to the full MSc.

All modules are assessed by a mix of case studies, audio tapes and self-reflective essays.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A UK bachelors degree (2:1 or above) normally in a related field and a professional qualification such as nurse, counselling psychologist, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, doctor, or social worker. Psychological Well-being Practitioners (PWPs) are welcome to apply; or
  • A UK bachelors degree (2:1 or above) normally in Psychology or health related subject plus some experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety.  

Work Experience

We welcome international students who have the equivalent of a UK first degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology or related field and substantial experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety. Students should have been assessing or treating patients for not less than 6 months in total via face-to-face or telephone contact. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5555.3333333333 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16666 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3962.6666666667 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11888 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships

London South Bank University offers students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts.

International Scholarships

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