Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Newcastle University

24 months
5500 GBP/year
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The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme from Newcastle University produces psychological therapists competent in the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for patients affected by psychological disorders. It focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.


The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme from Newcastle University offers CBT practitioner-level training for healthcare professionals who have already completed introductory and/or intermediate CBT training. Prospective students will have some supervised experience of providing CBT.

The course enables you to develop competency in CBT for anxiety disorders. You'll become a skilled practitioner in this therapeutic approach. The focus is on treating patients with diagnosable anxiety disorders such as:

  • social phobia
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

The emphasis is on high-intensity, individual CBT. We do not cover guided self-help, psycho-education, or lower-intensity anxiety management.

We work with a student-centred learning approach to developing as a CBT therapist. You'll conduct CBT therapy with anxiety-disordered patients in their host services. These patients will have moderate-severe anxiety symptoms appropriate for high-intensity psychological therapy.

The diploma explores the psychological treatment of major depression and specialist CBT applications. You'll work with depressed patients, more likely to have complex and recurrent difficulties. You'll cover a broad range of disorders and complex conditions.


The School of Psychology is based on the University campus in the Dame Margaret Barbour Building.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of CBT
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
  • CBT for Depression
  • Professional Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

You may be entered for the course at the discretion of the Degree Programme Director provided that you:

  • have entry qualifications that follow the criteria specified in the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) Minimum Training Standards used to specify CBT practitioner accreditation in the UK.

You should be a graduate with an approved basic professional qualification in a mental health or related profession; be registered with a professional regulatory body, and have undertaken a minimum period of two years post-qualification training and experience


are a graduate in a relevant discipline with experience that meets BABCP Minimum Training Standards whose prior qualifications, training and experience are equivalent to an approved basic professional qualification in a mental health profession

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 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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