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MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies (CBT)

Course Description

The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies builds on the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and focuses on training in research methods and design. This culminates in the completion, under supervision, of a dissertation based on independent research.

Independent work is an essential component of study at masters level. Your level of academic performance and ability to work independently will be taken into consideration in your application for the MSc course.

Teaching is delivered using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, skills training and practice. You will be assessed on the basis of practical reports, seminar presentations, essays, a research proposal and a dissertation.

Teaching staff on this course hold postgraduate qualifications in research and have experience of publishing in refereed journals. Teaching groups are small and academic supervision is one-to-one, ensuring there is close contact between tutor and student.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Bolton was one of the first to establish a degree course in the subject of psychology and has a wealth of experience in teaching and research in the subject.

If you are following the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP) by the independent route, the course may be appropriate as part of the required training.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

Visit the MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies (CBT) page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship - 3 Awards

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship can be awarded to full-time UK, EU, and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means.In order to receive this Scholarship, applicants must have completed and submitted an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please note that this Scholarship is only available to students undertaking their first Masters course.For more information about this scholarship please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance or contact the Student Funding Advisor, Karen Bentley on 01204 903497

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.
You must be studying a full-time taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
You must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction.
You must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer.
The course of study must have commenced in September 2014 or later.

Application Procedure

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the Masters Excellence Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5ABTel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

For entry to the MSc you must have already achieved a good level of academic performance on a postgraduate diploma in cognitive behavioural psychotherapies at the University of Bolton or elsewhere.You will be interviewed as part of the application process.

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