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This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Secondary Care) course from The University of Hull is designed for mental health professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, counsellors, doctors and social workers to extend knowledge of CBT theory and practice. 

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an increasingly popular method of psychological therapy used to treat mental and physical health problems. 

Studying this Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Secondary Care) course from The University of Hull will enable you to provide CBT to clients with serious mental illness and other conditions.

There are three pathways for studying this programme

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for practitioners working in secondary care (part-time 120 credits at level 7)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (route for students taking 60 academic credits at level 7). See below for permitted combinations of the award.
  • Individual module - combinations suited to staff from both secondary care mental health backgrounds or general health and social care services needing a grounding in CBT

Future prospects

This course aims to train NHS and other clinicians in evidence-based therapy, to extend knowledge of CBT theory and practice, to provide CBT to clients with serious mental illness and other conditions within secondary mental health and other care services. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic CBT Theories and Skills
  • Common Disorders and Processes in Severe Mental Illness
  • CBT for Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder
  • CBT for Personality Disorders and Complex Presentations in Secondary Care
  • Supervised Practice (Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder OR Personalist Disorders and Complex Presentations)
  • Top-up training – CBT for Psychosis
  • Supervised Practice 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can apply for a postgraduate course at any time. There are no specific deadlines but you need to take into account the start date of your course.


120 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Those enrolling on the course should be members of the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC), other professional body or satisfy the BABCP KSA requirements. All candidates who apply to the course from September 2018 onwards will be expected to enrol as members of the BABCP and so endorse the ethical and professional codes of practice of the organisation. 
  • Study is at academic level 7 so students will usually be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent academic study in a discipline connected to mental health and further vocational mental health experience. Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree or those who have not completed an honours degree will be considered on an individual. 

Living costs for Hull

729 - 1384 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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