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Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

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.

Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Highlights

Professional Accreditations

  • The taught modules have been accredited by the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy professional body, The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), to Level 2 which meets BABCP minimum training standards criteria for individual therapist accreditation.

Internationally Renowned Experts

  • The MSc 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

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:

  • Application of CBT Models and Skills for Depression and Anxiety
  • Core Concepts and Skills of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Depression)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
  • CNT Models and Skills for Other Specific and Complex Disorders
  • Appraisal and Application of Evidence-Based Trauma Focussed CBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Related Disorders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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).

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

  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Belfast

  • 561 - 890 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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