Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PG Diploma

University of East Anglia · Norwich Medical School

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with 2.2 (or equivalent) in a health care related subject and with current registration as a health professional with an appropriate statutory regulatory body. Also open to qualified members of established mental health professions, or general practitioners with a special interest in psychological therapies.

Months of entry


Course content


The aim of the course is to promote the development and application of advanced clinical skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Diploma is a Continuing Professional Development course for health and social service professionals who have counselling and therapy experience which they currently use in their practice.


The course comprises of academic teaching, skills workshops, supervised clinical practice, course work and assessed assignments. Practical lessons involve video and role-play demonstrations, role-play exercises, group discussion and didactic teaching. Teaching days consist of lectures and workshops. Students are expected to identify patients from their existing caseload, or within their organisation, as training cases. Over the duration of the course there should be at least 100 hours of therapy time


Students have the opportunity to attend workshops provided by experts with an international reputation in the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia has an established reputation for exciting and innovative approaches to education supported by a strong and rapidly developing research programme.


Students on this course are eligible for ordinary membership of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP). The course satisfies the majority of BABCP’s basic training standards for accreditation as a Cognitive/Behavioural Psychotherapist.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all components).

Fees and funding

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • MSc Health Economics
  • MSc Health Research
  • MRes Clinical Science
  • MSc Clinical Research – National Institute for Health Research route
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies
  • MSc Adult Nursing

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591 515