Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Institution
London Metropolitan University · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have;

a lower second class (2.2) honours degree (or above) or overseas equivalent and a registration for a core profession with a minimum of two years’ experience in areas such as:

  • art therapy (Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered)
  • counselling
  • medicine
  • occupational therapy
  • probation services
  • practitioner psychology (HCPC registered)
  • psychotherapy
  • mental or learning disability nursing
  • social work
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) teaching
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attitude (KSA) (BABCP) applicant

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why study this course?

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc degree is designed for current professionals wishing to develop their expertise in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

This master’s course will equip you with the expertise to apply CBT techniques across a range of practices within psychology and with diverse groups of patients. Drawing on a range of approaches to CBT practice and enquiry, this course will enable you to make a significant contribution to research and practice across a range of settings including public, private and third sectors.

More about this course

Designed for therapists, psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals, our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc course aims to provide you with up-to-date multidisciplinary scientific and academic knowledge of CBT.

You will consider theoretical and practical issues relating to deliver of CBT within a range of emotional and complex mental health disorders.

You’ll explore a range of specialist topics such as:

  • the theoretical and practitioner approaches to CBT
  • the role of CBT in addressing emotional and complex disorders
  • the relationship between cognitions and behaviour in improving mental health
  • the application of CBT in diverse populations

Assessment

You will be assessed via a range of methods, including:

  • a reflective essay
  • a case formulation
  • a process report
  • a presentation
  • an examination
  • two short research assignments using qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • a 7,000-word reflexive critical literature review and a 3,000-word proposal

You will also be required to complete a minimum of 200 supervised clinical hours in a work placement over the duration of the programme and work with a minimum of 8 clients who have been assessed and treated using CBT.

Your personal and professional development is individually monitored and supported throughout the programme via annual reviews and appraisals with a tutor from the programme team.

After the course

Our Cognitive Behaviour Therapy MSc will provide you with opportunities to progress within a diverse range of occupations based on your core profession. You’ll be able to work in industries including education and public and private health care.

Our course also provides additional benefits if you wish to pursue further study in counselling, clinical psychology or allied areas.

Information for international students

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7133 4202