Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

University of Nottingham · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must have at least a 2:2 UK honours degree in a related subject and be working in mental health and social care or associated independent sector agencies.

You need a core profession relating to mental health or can go through the Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes (KSA) Route to Accreditation and provide a portfolio as outlined on the BABCP website. KSA requirements must be met if candidates do not have a core profession recognised by the BABCP.

Months of entry


Course content

One in four adults in the UK will experience mental illness in their lifetime.* Do you want to support individuals and make a real difference to their mental health and wellbeing?

By joining our course you'll develop your knowledge and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), allowing you to work as a CBT (high intensity) practitioner.

The programme aims to provide you with a clear understanding of cognitive-behavioural concepts, models, and methods by focusing on the evidence-based treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. At the end of the course, you'll be prepared to work as a therapist with the ability and confidence to use what you have learned in a safe and effective way.

Our course gives you the opportunity to put the therapeutic skills you've learned into practice during your weekly clinical supervision sessions. You'll receive dedicated support and expert teaching from a team of accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists with a wide range of experience across primary and secondary care.

*Source: NHS England, england.nhs.uk/mental-health/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Year one is delivered full-time over 12 months.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5151