• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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.  As a result, the need for learning Cognitive Behavioural Therapies has seen a significant increase in demand worldwide.

Ideal for developing mental health skills

This Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches Top-up (Hons) course offered by 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

They 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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree 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.

Career

Whilst undertaking this programme you will be employed in a healthcare or social care setting, locally, nationally or internationally. The knowledge and skills gained from studying this programme 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.

After completion of this programme:

  • Pathway example 1: To become a counsellor / psychotherapist.

Moving onto a postgraduate programme in Counselling or Psychotherapy, which helps you earn a counsellor / psychotherapist registry.

  • Pathway example 2: Next step for online learning

Moving onto our Master’s programme in Psychology or Health Psychology, depending on your academic background. If you don’t have enough psychology academic background, you can take University Certificate in Psychology to get yourself ready for these online Master programmes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      1 - 2 years of part time study
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules 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:

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You will need to:

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

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.

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

    4740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4740 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4740 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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