University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This course focuses on the evidence-based treatment of depression and anxiety disorders; the course provides students with a clear understanding of cognitive-behavioural concepts, models, and methods; it is anticipated that those completing the course are 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have at least a 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a related subject and be working in mental health and social care or associated independent sector agencies; applicants without a 1st degree may be considered for the course based on clinical experience and previous study subject to approval; IELTS:6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each element); TOEFL IBT:87 with no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing.

Course modules

Fundamentals of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy; cognitive behavioural therapy for depression; cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and related disorders; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment of module 1: essay of 3,000 words maximum, case report one 2,000-4,000; assessment of module 2: case reports 2 and 3, 2,000-4,000 words each; assessment of module 3: case report, 2,000-4,000 words. A portfolio of clinical work is kept and marked at the end of each module on pass/fail basis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,990 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2HA East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559