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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Masters (MSc/PGDip)

Course Description

This programme in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) will focus on the evidence based treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

The central aim of the course is to provide students with a clear understanding of cognitive-behavioural concepts, models, and methods. It is anticipated that those completing the programme will be able to use what they have learned in a safe and effective way in order to enhance the efficacy of their psychotherapeutic interventions.

The course is fully accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as an IAPT level 2 course.

Students need a core profession relating to mental health or can go through the KSA route and provide a portfolio as outlined on the BABCP website. KSA requirements must be met if candidates do not have a core profession recognised by the BABCP.

Students will be required to attend clinical supervision and teaching sessions one day a week (day to be confirmed), so will need to organise this with current employers.

For the MSc, in year two students undertake one of the following:

A professional development portfolio project. This option requires the student to identify an area of their work and where they wish to develop their expertise. Through critically appraising published material, attending teaching days and refining and developing their own professional skills, students will develop a portfolio of evidence on how this has influenced their practice. This innovative option will allow students to develop expert clinical skills that will assist them when helping more difficult patients and developing advanced clinical skills.
A 15,000 word critical review.

Key facts

Rated 4th in the UK for physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2015 and 7th for nursing and midwifery in the Guardian University Guide League Tables 2015

We are a leading environment for world class research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014; 86% of our research activity is rated as world leading and internationally excellent with significant impact on people's health and wellbeing. We have also seen a 35% improvement in the quality of research undertaken in the past five years

Ranked 5th best in terms of research power in our unit of assessment, a measure which includes the quality of research and number of research active staff according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014

98% of students from nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy who participated in the 2013 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey were satisfied with the experience of their research degree programme

Three Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellows awarded to staff in the School

We have a community of over 3,000 students and around 280 academic and support staff

Visit the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Masters (MSc/PGDip) page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a related subject. Applicants should have at least two years of clinical or health and social care experience. IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

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