The MSc programme in MSc Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling is an advanced professional and clinical training for students who wish to practice as psychotherapists offering cognitive behaviour therapy and psychodynamic therapy. Having this dual track approach to understanding mental health widens opportunities to work in a wide range of mental health settings, both statutory, voluntary and private. The course enables the capacity to work from different theoretical approaches to understanding both research and its application to clinical theory and practice. A dissertation will allow you to explore your integrative approach to therapy and evidence-based practice. The course will enable you to work towards applications for BACP registration and accreditation, and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accreditation.
All applicants must hold a 2:2 degree (or where relevant have worked at degree level and provide a post qualification portfolio) and have relevant clinical experience in the health and social care field of at least two years. For example, students with a core profession in Health or Social Care field. Applicants are expected to have achieved an appropriate introductory course in counselling Applicants will either have to evidence that they have previously completed a core profession training in a field relevant to mental health or will need to complete a KSA portfolio. The course team can provide further information Proof of a recent DBS check Entry is by interview and appropriate references. Students will be 21 or over at the start of the course, although in exceptional circumstances applicants will be accepted below this age if they can demonstrate an appropriate level of maturity Students will require a placement in a counselling setting that enables them to complete 100 hours of clinical practice which will commence from the second semester of year one.
English language requirements
|IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) is required in addition to GCSE English Language where English is not the students' first language.
Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.