Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The course aims to produce psychological therapists who are competent in the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for patients affected by psychological disorders. The course will focus predominantly but not exclusively on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. It will: provide practical, intensive and detailed training to facilitate the development of competent CBT skills to a defined standard; integrate CBT skill development with the necessary knowledge and attitudes to be an open-minded, informed and reflective CBT practitioner; promote a critical approach to the subject through engagement with relevant theory, models and evidence; equip you to become a creative independent CBT practitioner, in accordance with British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) guidelines for good practice, and to contribute to the further development of CBT.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have entry qualifications that follow the criteria specified in the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) Minimum Training Standards used to specify CBT practitioner accreditation in the UK. You should be a graduate with an approved basic professional qualification in a mental health or related profession; be registered with a professional regulatory body, and have undertaken a minimum period of two years post-qualification training and experience; or are a graduate in a relevant discipline with experience that meets BABCP Minimum Training Standards whose prior qualifications, training and experience are equivalent to an approved basic professional qualification in a mental health profession; are in stable employment and have your employer�s support to I. Attend the teaching course, and II. Treat appropriate patients using CBT for the training purposes of the programme; are fluent in spoken and written English. All candidates whose first language is not English will require a minimum IELTS score of 7 with a minimum of 7 in speaking and listening, 8 in academic reading and 6 in academic writing. Although most candidates are expected to work for health organisations (including NHS IAPT services), applications are also encouraged from education, forensic, voluntary and private sectors where there are relevant and equivalent prior qualifications and on-going provision of individual psychological therapies within the applicants� post.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time £ 9,670 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

School of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7925