University of Salford

University of Salford

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

This course has a distinctive niche in the market as a conversion course to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) theory and skills for the experienced health professional, and supplements prior therapeutic training.

Entry requirements

A degree, grade 2.1 or above, in psychology or other health/social care related discipline or a degree in any discipline, grade 2.2 or above and a diploma in counselling or its UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or British Psychological Society (BPS) equivalent. Applicants are required to be working/volunteering in healthcare practice either as a counsellor/psychotherapist or in a health/social care related discipline. You will be required to use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) skills within a work/voluntary placement setting and will need to access a minimum of one client and 20 hours supervised practice. Students whose 1st language is not English will require evidence of proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Modules inlcude: Introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); CBT for anxiety disorders and addictive behaviour.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes: 3,000 word theoretical and reflective essay. Live assessment from peers and tutors on CBT skills. Reflective Practice Portfolio which includes 20 hours of supervised skills practice.

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgCert Part-time £ 2,217 per Credit module (overseas fees) 12 months
PgCert Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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0161 295 4545