Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

If you don’t have the degree requirement for this course you should provide a portfolio of evidence of written work produced while training or working in the field.

Months of entry


Course content

This course gives you a critical understanding of cognitive behavioural models of anxiety disorders, depression, psychosis and personality difficulties. You’ll develop the skills to deliver high-quality, creative cognitive behavioural interventions across this range of problems.

We offer four pathways through this course:

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Common Mental Health Difficulties
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Complex Difficulties
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis.

This course is offered in partnership between the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, one of the largest psychology units in the UK, and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The duration of this course is 18 months. You can also choose to study this course over 12 months, following the University’s usual assessment periods.


On graduation you can apply for professional accreditation as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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