University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Advanced Practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This award is suitable for practitioners who are involved in the delivery of health and social care/psychologically focused interventions across a range of disciplines, roles and service areas. This course prepares students to meet professional standards and seek accreditation by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). We create practitioners who are able to act as a specialist resource in keeping with employers� clinical governance targets and benchmarks such as Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), NICE Guidelines and the Layard Report.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures.

Course modules

Fundamentals of CBT; CBT for anxiety disorders; CBT for depression. Advanced supervision of CBT practice 1 and 2; anxiety, depression and transdiagnostic practice; QPU: PgDip advanced practice of CBT. Research Methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

All formative assessment is designed to develop both theoretical and practical clinical skills. Formative assignments prepare students for the summative assignments in each module. Assessment includes: Patients/clients are invited to share their experiences of therapy; reflective and theoretical essay; reflective case study based upon a DVD submission of case work; portfolio; presentations; peer review; research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 4,667 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
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0845 606 1144