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Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Queen's University Belfast

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
20800 GBP/year
6140 GBP/year
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About

The Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme at Queen's University Belfast provides both clinical and research skills training to promote evidence-based practice in mental health care.

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Overview

You may study for the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) over 18 months to obtain the minimum training qualification accredited by The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) to practice as a CBT therapist or apply directly to this MSc which is offered over 2 years.

The MSc adds to the PG Dip modules an applied specialist clinical module for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and related disorders including research methods training designed to facilitate clinical research and encourage therapists to publish in academic journals.

Internationally Renowned Experts

The Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Queen's University Belfast is provided by a team of internationally recognised trauma researchers and clinicians and is one of the few specialist MScs in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Trauma and related disorders available in these islands and across Europe.

Career Prospects

Introduction

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy services are an expanding area of mental health services due to an increasing demand for evidence-based psychological therapies.

Graduate of this specialist MSc can apply for professional employment as fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapists, practice in trauma at a specialist CBT level and are be able to undertake clinical research with a view to publishing in academic and professional journals.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes help our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Concepts & Skills of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders
  • Training Supervision of the Application of CBP Models and Skills for Depression and Anxiety Disorders 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Complex Disorders
  • Self-Practice / Self-Reflection in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy 
  • Evidence Based Practice 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a cognate area or equivalent professional qualification(s) and at least two years clinical practice experience in a statutory or independent mental health or related setting. All applicants must:

  • Provide evidence of prior basic knowledge of psychological therapies preferably Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and
  • Be currently employed in a clinical or practice setting within an organisation providing therapeutic or counselling services, and
  • Be in a role for the duration of the Programme to access a suitable client group for practice and supervision purposes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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