Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A Postgraduate Diploma in CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy which includes an introduction to research methods*

Two references uploaded with your application (One from your previous Counselling tutor)

Membership of a relevant professional body, eg BACP

*If you require further information about the requirements for research methods training please contact Dr Sheila Spong

There is no formal requirement for a placement during this research and dissertation stage however students would usually be in practice as a CBT Therapist.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of South Wales has many years’ experience in teaching cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and this course is the most comprehensive CBT training available in South Wales. The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma is for mental health professionals looking for additional specialist training, or if you want to train as a counsellor/psychotherapist and have already completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, or equivalent.

The MSc is a three year course, made up of two years training on the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy which covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of learning to be a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, plus one year completing the Masters (research and dissertation stage). On the Masters stage you will learn about research methods for studying cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and will undertake a research project of your choice and write it up in the form of a dissertation.

For more information on the course, teaching and career prospects please see the website.

Fees and funding

For full funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78