Taught course

CBT Theory

University of Southampton · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

The usual academic entrance requirement is a first degree in psychology, medicine, social work, occupational therapy, nursing, or an equivalent professional qualification, from an approved university, of 2:1 standard or above. If you have a non-degree nursing qualification, this must be equivalent to an undergraduate PG diploma. Experienced mental health professionals who do not meet these entrance requirements may sometimes be individually assessed and considered for admission on a discretionary basis.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This course is most likely to be of interest to researchers and others wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge about CBT, without necessarily putting this into clinical practise. This course focuses on CBT knowledge and principles, and does not involve supervised practice. It may also be of value to those who wish to develop their skills but do not have current access to clients.

Modules are selected from the following:

  • PSYC6088 CBT Theory and Skills II (compulsory);
  • PSYC6104 Introduction to CBT Theory and Skills;
  • PSYC6106 Evidence-based Treatments for Anxiety Disorders (short);
  • PSYC6107 Evidence-based Treatments for Anxiety Disorders (long);
  • PSYC6089 CBT for Depression

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
up to 60 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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