Postgraduate Certificate Blended

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

University of Oxford

9 months
4610 GBP/year
4610 GBP/year
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The Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the University of Oxford is a part-time course for qualified healthcare professionals, providing high-quality training and supervision in CBT theory and practice. Oxford is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in CBT and the course draws on an impressive body of local specialist skill and knowledge.


The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course at the University of Oxford is taken part-time over 9 months. Students attend 21 days of teaching in Oxford over two terms, including weekly supervision groups. During the course they are expected to practice and develop their CBT skills within a treatment setting, and to complete an essay and a written case report.

After successful completion students are awarded a Postgraduate Certificate from the University of Oxford. This award can contribute towards a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, accredited by The British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies at Level 1.

Who is this course for?

CBT is recognised by the National Health Service as a major psychological treatment modality, with a substantial and growing evidence base. The Postgraduate Certificate will appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals. The course has attracted students from clinical and counselling psychology, psychiatry, general practice, nursing, social work, speech therapy, occupational therapy, counselling and the voluntary sector.

Programme Structure

  • The course begins with a four-day teaching block followed by one full day per week over two terms.  In teaching sessions, emphasis is placed on observation of CBT in action and on experiential learning with participation in role-play and other practical exercises.Students receive two hours of small group supervision weekly.
  • Reading and completion of written assignments will be undertaken in addition to the teaching days. Many students find it effective to set aside six to seven hours a week for private study.
  • Students will be expected to have access to treatment settings with regular clinical and CBT supervision where cognitive behavioural therapy skills can be practiced and refined on a regular basis throughout the course.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a relevant subject.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.
  • If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.

Applicants are also normally expected to:

  • be familiar with methods of psychological treatment for mental health difficulties; and
  • show the relevance of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to their professional work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4610 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    4610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4610 GBP per year during 9 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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