M.Sc. On Campus Online

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Teesside University

36 months
680 GBP/module
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This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme, offered by Teesside University, has been developed in response to local, national and international agendas regarding the increased role of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) within healthcare provision.

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Gaining an understanding of how scientific principles inform CBT clinical practice, you develop an understanding of how evidence is generated, retrieved, evaluated and importantly, employed within practice. The second year extends your CBT knowledge and skills to enable you to develop competencies in specialist techniques applied to depression and anxiety disorders.

This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme, offered by Teesside University, provides the opportunity for you to develop the range of skills and knowledge needed to facilitate the advancement of practice through critical analysis, synthesis and application of relevant underpinning theories. The course enables you to undertake an academic journey of personal and professional development in a supportive, student-centred environment. Your previous experience provides the platform on which you will develop within a global context. 

The final part of the course is based around the enhancement of academic credibility through research awareness. If you are already in possession of a postgraduate diploma in CBT you may apply to be considered for advanced standing to the final part of the MSc in the CBT programme. The course is approved by the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies.

Work placement

Within clinical practice you deliver cognitive behavioural therapy interventions under the supervision of a British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited supervisor. You work with a range of service users with depression and anxiety disorders to fulfil all criteria for your final portfolio. Clinical practice enables you to develop cognitive behavioural therapy competence across various mental health disorders. As a candidate you are expected to work in an appropriate clinical area before applying to the programme.

Career opportunities

The role of the cognitive behavioural therapist is becoming increasingly prominent in modern healthcare. As a graduate you have opportunities in both statutory and non-statutory mental health services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression
  • Developing Research Projects
  • Dissertation
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • The Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a health related degree 2:2 or above and be working with clients who have anxiety or depression. Throughout the course of the programme, applicants are required to make arrangements to access suitable CBT clients from referrals made to relevant mental health services, to have access to video-taping equipment and to have weekly CBT supervision from BABCP accredited supervisors, confirmation of this is required before you are accepted on to the course. 

Tuition Fee

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    680 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 680 GBP per module during 36 months.

per 20 credits

Living costs for Middlesbrough

600 - 1000 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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