Teesside University

Teesside University

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

You gain an understanding of how scientific principles inform CBT clinical practice. In addition you develop an ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, evaluated and importantly, employed within practice. The second year extends your learning of CBT knowledge and skills to enable you to develop competencies in specialist techniques applied to depression and anxiety disorders. This course then provides the opportunity for you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to promote and advance effectively your practice within the field of CBT. The course enables CBT therapists in developing the range of skills and knowledge needed to facilitate the advancement of practice through critical analysis, synthesis and application of relevant underpinning theories. The MSc in CBT enables you to undertake an academic journey of personal and professional development in a supportive, student-centred environment. Your previous experience will provide the platform on which you will develop within a global context. The final part of the course is based around the enhancement of academic credibility through research awareness. Candidates already in possession of a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT may apply to be considered for advanced standing to the final part of the MSc in CBT course. Initially applicants who want to become accredited CBT therapist should apply initially for the Post Graduate Diploma in CBT, then on completion apply for advanced standing and complete the MSc in CBT.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a health related degree 2.2 or above and be working with clients who have anxiety or depression. Applicants wishing to be considered for Advanced Standing should have a post graduate diploma in CBT. Applicants who have not undertaken a level 7 module equivalent to the Teesside University Evidence-based Practice module will need to either undertake this module prior to commencement of the MSc in CBT or apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning via the AP(E)L process.

Course modules

Core modules: Cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety disorders; cognitive behaviour therapy for depression; designing research projects; dissertation; evidence-based practice; the fundamentals of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Assessment methods

Assessment of your CBT knowledge and skills is through a range of methods, including an assessed video-taped CBT sessions and case studies.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176