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 its UKCP or BPS equivalent.

In addition applicants must have one year’s experience in a mental health setting and an active interest in cognitive behavioural work. Applicants must have an active placement where they can work with clients and have approval to use clients as part of their coursework.

Months of entry


Course content

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, related to mindfulness and compassion focused therapy.

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 Cambridge / British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS). This is broadly comparable to a classification of C1 under the Common European Framework (CEF). The NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) stipulates that IELTS minimum score must be at 7.0 (and for each component 5.5 or above).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquires
+44 (0) 161 295 4545