Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Queen's University Belfast · School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a cognate area or equivalent professional qualification(s) and at least two years clinical practice experience in a statutory or independent mental health or related setting. All applicants must:

  • Provide evidence of prior basic knowledge of psychological therapies preferably Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and
  • Be currently employed in a clinical or practice setting within an organisation providing therapeutic or counselling services, and
  • Be in a role for the duration of the Programme to access a suitable client group for practice and supervision purposes.

Applicants from a non-core profession will be expected to provide a portfolio of evidence and references to demonstrate suitable core knowledge, skills and attitudes in line with KSA guidelines produced by The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). All applicants will be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to provide training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to a minimum standard required by the CBT professional body (BABCP) to enable students to apply for professional accreditation as competent CBT practitioners trained in evidence-based psychotherapy.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

School Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)28 9097 3082