• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
If you already have a related qualification at HND or foundation degree level, this Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches Top-up (Hons) (Online) course from University of Derby allows you to top it up to a full BSc in just one to two years. You’ll gain a solid foundation in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches as well as strong research skills.
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This Cognitive Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches Top-up (Hons) (Online) course from University of Derby  will teach you about the foundation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches, research skills, evidence-based practice, the integration of cognitive behavioural therapies into practice, and about contemporary approaches of cognitive behavioural therapies such as compassion-focused therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

By completing this programme, you will have a solid foundation to integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapies Approaches into your workplace or practice, as well as the ability to implement strong research skills to help clients and patients effectively. You will be given the opportunity to develop key, critical competencies and develop your own area of expertise, developing self-awareness and an understanding of the need for personal professional development.


While studying this course, you will be working in a healthcare or social care setting, locally, nationally or internationally. The knowledge and skills gained from this course will enhance your ability to develop your career and enrich your professional practice. Furthermore, the programme may enhance your academic ambitions, which may include progressing on to a masters degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      1 - 2 years of part time study

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Approaches within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Integrating Practices
  • Preparing for Research and Evidence in Practice
  • Relationships Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • Working with People with Distress and Disorder

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 240 credits at levels 4 and 5 in a healthcare or social care-related discipline or other equivalent qualification
  • To be working in a healthcare or social care practice either in a paid or voluntary capacity

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4896 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4890 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4896 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4890 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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