Postgraduate Diploma Blended

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

12 months
5190 GBP/year
5190 GBP/year
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at The University of Oxford is part of a comprehensive CBT training programme, which has been renowned for its consistent record of excellence in CBT practice, training and supervision over the past 25 years.


Course Aims

The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course seeks to enable students to:

  • Appreciate how theory, research and clinical practice inform each other in cognitive behavioural therapy, contributing to its continued development
  • Establish and practise a repertoire of enhanced cognitive behavioural skills
  • Develop the ability to apply these skills with specialist patient groups and problem areas encountered in their own places of work
  • Establish and maintain warm, respectful, collaborative relationships, and develop the ability to understand and manage difficulties in the alliance (including the student’s contribution) using a cognitive conceptual framework
  • Through consultation, identify and resolve difficulties in practice, whether arising from theoretical, practical, interpersonal, personal or ethical problems

There are five pathways for this course representing different specialisms: Children and Adolescents, Complex Presentations, Psychological Trauma, Psychosis and Bipolar, and Supervision and Training. You will choose one specialist pathway, which you will follow for the duration of your course.  If you have already completed one of these specialist pathways while undertaking the PGCert in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy you will need to choose a different specialism for this course. The duration of each specialist pathway will vary, but will not exceed one year.

Students at The University of Oxford will be expected to have access to treatment settings with regular clinical and CBT supervision where cognitive behavioural therapy skills can be practised and refined on a regular basis.

Programme Structure

Course structure:
  • The course structure will vary according to the specialist pathway chosen. Reading, completion of written assignments and presentations will be undertaken in addition to the teaching days. Many students find it effective to set aside at least six to seven hours a week for private study.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a relevant subject; and
  • have completed an OCTC/University of Oxford PGCert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or PGCert in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5190 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5190 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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



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