Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches Top-up (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #801 (WUR) Online
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is currently receiving the highest funding from the UK government among all the other therapeutic interventions, and is one of the most, well-researched psychological interventions around the world. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches Top-up (Hons) programme is delivered by University of Derby.

About

Ideal for developing mental health skills

This Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches Top-up (Hons) at the University of Derby will teach you about the foundation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, 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 work place 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.

Flexible and supported learning

We recognise health and social care professionals have demanding and busy schedules. Studying this course online enables you to enhance your practice through part-time, online learning while still focusing on what’s important. You can choose to study at a time that suits you, fitting your studies around your commitments, preparing you to integrate CBT into your line of work or supporting your next step to a Master’s programme.

This two-year, level 6 course enables you to top up your existing qualifications to a Bachelor’s degree whilst developing your knowledge and understanding of this highly demanded mental health intervention. If you’re looking to become a counsellor or psychotherapist, by completing this course and along with the relevant experience required, you will be well-prepared for progressing on to a Master’s programme, such as our Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy MSc on campus which offers a professional registration. The flexible and self-paced structure of this course enables you to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, giving you the ability to study while developing your professional career.

During the course you will cover areas including evidence-based practice, understanding and application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Compassionate-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, research skills and working with people with distress and disorder.

This Integrating Cognitive Behavioural Practice BSc (Hons) Top Up course is delivered fully online with tutoring from our expert academics, who bring a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge to enrich your learning further, helping you to achieve a recognised university qualification.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      12 months to 4 years of part time study

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Modules:

Core

  • 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:

    6

    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.

Academic Requirements

You will need:

  • 240 credits at levels 4 and 5 in a healthcare or social care-related discipline or other equivalent qualification;
  • to be in a healthcare or social care practice;

Entry to the programme may be possible subject to the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning procedures which may give credit for prior skills, experience or learning.

English Language Qualifications:

Applicants whose first language is not English or who have not studied in an English-speaking institution, will be required to achieve:

  • IELTS 6.0
  • Qualification evidence awarded in your country
  • Transcripts of all relevant education/training

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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Student loans are now available for part-time students. You may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan or a Professional and Career Development Loan to help pay for your tuition fees.

There is funding and allowances available to students too. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance or career specific funding such as ELC funding for the British Armed Forces.

You could also benefit from our discounts and savings. Our 10% alumni loyalty discount is available to University of Derby graduates and all students can take advantage of great savings and offers with well-known brands and retailers with the NUS Extra Student discount card.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.