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MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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- Learn the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Core CBT competencies are developed through multiple methods, including lectures, workshops, role play, academic evaluation and close clinical supervision.
- As trainee therapists, students benefit from the vast experience of expert CBT practitioners from throughout the UK delivering on our specialist PG teaching course.

To find out more about the MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, visit page 108 of our Postgraduate Prospectus 2017

You will be able to apply via this page once applications for 2017 open in late October.

Delivery: Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh and Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow

Duration: Part-time: 1 year (PgCert), 2 years (PgDip), additional 12-18 months required for MSc.

Start date: See NHS website

Application deadline: See NHS website

Teaching, learning and assessment: The teaching and learning methods used will encourage participative and independent learning and you will arrange to see patients one day per week. Assessment methods will include essays, audio recordings of therapy sessions, case studies and supervisor assessments. Class sizes are usually around 30 for the PgCert and 15 for the PgDip.

Teaching hours and attendance: You will attend lectures one day per fortnight during the course and in the weeks between lectures will see patients and receive supervision. You will be required to carry out a significant amount of independent work each week (see NHS website for more details).

Links with industry/professional bodies: On completion, you can apply to be accredited by the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) in due course.

Honours degree or equivalent, plus mental health qualification. Applicants will be expected to be familiar with individual casework, history-taking and case load management and must normally be UK registered health professionals. Non-standard entrants will be considered if you can demonstrate that you have the necessary work-based experience, skills and aptitude. Non-standard applications and Recognition of Prior Learning must be referred to QMU.

Home/EU - part-time: £475 per 15 credit module

Home/EU - part-time, dissertation: £950

Fees information: Fees are paid to NHS Lothian once a place has been offered.

Scholarships: - More information about scholarships for international students

Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.

Course Fees:
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Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.

Sources of Funding:
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15 credits: CBT for Anxiety and Depression/ Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/ Research Skills in CBT/ Advanced CBT for Anxiety Disorders/ Introduction to Complex Adaptation of CBT.

30 credits: Application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If studying for the MSc, you will also complete a dissertation of a research project within a chosen specialist area of CBT. The components of the dissertation will include: a research proposal; a literature review; and a paper for publication.

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (June 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.

There is a growing demand for therapists specifically trained in this field. This course will provide a means which you can develop your career and the service you provide.



further information:

0131 474 0000 or
Elizabeth Shearer
+44 (0)131 537 6932

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