M.Sc. On Campus

Cognitive Behavioural Psychology

University of Salford

12 months
15300 GBP/year
8280 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Cognitive Behavioural Psychology degree offered at the University of Salford gain an insight into how to use CBT creatively and collaboratively with clients and how to assess, formulate, provide interventions and evaluate your work with clients. 


Cognitive Behavioural Psychology degree offered at the University of Salford focuses on interventions with clients who have anxiety and depression right through to people with addictions, personality disorder and schizophrenia as well as other complex needs. There are opportunities to study new developments in CBT, related to mindfulness and compassion focused therapy.This course runs part-time for half a day per week over three years, or full-time for two half days per week. Optional modules may be delivered in a series of block sessions.        

Depending on your level of experience and professional interests you can choose to study a variety of modules.         

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This course has been created after a request from the North West Strategic Health Authority. Some students will be able to use the Service Level Agreement to fund these modules. Other students will self-fund or request funding from their employer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Addictive Behaviour
  • Frontiers of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness based approaches with CBT

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second class honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing.
  • An honours degree (in any discipline) (2.2 or above) and a diploma in counselling or its UKCP or BPS equivalent.
  • In addition applicants must have one year’s experience in a mental health setting and an active interest in cognitive behavioural work. Applicants must have an active placement where they can work with clients and have approval to use clients as part of their coursework. Overseas students must be able to complete placements and have access to clients.
  • Students should access supervision from someone with experience of CBT. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8280 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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