University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

This course is aimed at those who are interested in working towards becoming a psychotherapist with Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy as the core theoretical orientation. It is part of a group of psychotherapy and counselling courses delivered at the Caerleon Campus, which have an established national reputation for excellence. The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy* at the University is the most comprehensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in South Wales.

Entry requirements

Hold a degree or, where relevant, evidence of working at degree level. Have a completed a minimum of 96 direct teaching hours in counselling theory and skills (some of which is CBT). Have completed 60 hours training in professional practice issues. Evidence relevant experience in the Health and Social Care Field in the public, private or voluntary areas

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamental of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy; problem specific cognitive psychotherapy 1; portfolio of evidence based practice; problem specific cognitive behavioural psychotherapy 2; cognitive behavioural psychotherapy with complex problems; portfolio of evidence based practice 2; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments are used at the PG Diploma stage of this course to test your knowledge, skills, self awareness and practice ability. These include essays, case studies, practice portfolios, critiques of research studies, online tests and exams. Practical assessments include in-class skills assessments, recordings of your client work and reports from your practice supervisor. You need to complete 200 hours of supervised practice. If you proceed to the Masters stage, you will write a research proposal and a 20,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice related to cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

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