Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

University of Salford · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing Or: An honours degree (in any discipline) (2.2 or above) and A diploma in Counselling or it’s UKCP or BPS equivalent In addition applicants are required to have achieved 12 months mental health related work experience and be currently working/volunteering in practice using CBT or Cognitive Behavioural skills. Students will be required to use CBT skills within their work/voluntary placement setting and will need to access supervised practice. Practice should be supervised by: A qualified Counselling/Psychotherapy Supervisor who is a member of BACP/BABCP/UKCP who is proficient to supervise CBT skills. An accredited CBT therapist who is, or is working towards, BABCP supervision accreditation. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at Salford:

  • Route to become an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has a crucial role to play in health and social care provision today
  • Delivered by a highly qualified team of psychotherapy and counselling staff from a variety of professional backgrounds

Course Summary

You will gain an insight into how to use CBT creatively and collaboratively with clients and how to assess, formulate, provide interventions and evaluate your work with clients. This course focuses on interventions with clients who have anxiety and depression right through to people with addictions, personality disorder and schizophrenia as well as other complex needs. There are opportunities to study new developments in CBT, family interventions and how CBT is used with people who have physical health issues.

Information for international students

A candidate whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 7 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the IELTS,

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full time- £7,350

Part time- £7,350 (£2,625 for year one and two, £2,100 for dissertation year)

Full-time International- £12,800

Fees 2015-16

Full time- £7,500

Part time- £2,675

Full-time International- £13,050

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquires
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646