The programme is open to people working in mental health and social care, and associated independent sector agencies. Students will normally require a first degree in a related subject or demonstrate equivalence and an ability to study at level 4.
The course will enable students to develop their knowledge and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills to allow them to function as CBT (high intensity) practitioners.
Completion of the Diploma or MSc programme will entirely go towards meeting the requirements of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for the training element of practitioner accreditation. However, it is very important for individual students who are seeking accreditation to ensure that they will fully meet all requirements, which are available at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies website.
Career prospects and employability
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
Average starting salary and career progression
100% of postgraduates from the School of Health Sciences secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The median starting salary was £32,000*
* Known destinations of full-time UK postgraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for NHS trusts (such as clinical specialists, advanced practitioners, modern matrons), universities (such as lecturers and senior academics, lecturer practitioners, researchers) and in private practice.
Careers support and advice
We offer individual careers support for all postgraduate students whatever your course, mode of study or future career plans.
You can access our Careers and Employability Service during your studies and after you graduate. Expert staff will help you research career options and job vacancies, build your CV or résumé, develop your interview skills and meet employers.
More than 1,500 employers advertise graduate jobs and internships through our online vacancy service. We host regular careers fairs, including specialist fairs for different sectors.