Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Severe Mental Health)

University of Southampton · Psychology

Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours degree in psychology, medicine, social work, occupational therapy, nursing or equivalent. You'll need to be already working at a level approaching competency in CBT. This can be demonstrated by one of the following: successful completion of a certificate or diploma in CBT (including a CTS-R rating of 30 or above) or 50 clinical hours of CBT under supervision of an accredited CBT practitioner (including a CTS-R rating of 30 or above).

Months of entry


Course content

Explore Cognitive Behavioural Theraopy (CBT) at a global top 100* university.

Develop your CBT knowledge and skills with this advanced course in CBT for severe mental health conditions. This postgraduate certificate aligns with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) requirements and can count towards your accreditation as an individual practitioner.

This is a flexible programme, with most students working in clinical settings and attending the University at least one day a week. You'll graduate primed to take the next step in your career.

The key difference between this award and the PG Dip CBT (Severe Mental Health) is that applicants for this advanced course already have a good working knowledge of CBT for anxiety and depression.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 6.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 5108