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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
MSc CBT top-up:
Dr Magda Marczak
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a current form of evidence-based psychological therapy recommended by NICE as a first line intervention for many psychological disorders.
This MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (top-up) is aimed at cognitive behavioural practitioners who wish to gain a Master's qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Achieving this award gives students the ability to seek promotional opportunities within the psychological therapies field and improve their career prospects.
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Our facilities include a mock ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, to help simulate the patient journey. This gives students the opportunity to learn in situations that mirror real life scenarios.
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For the award of MSc CBT students will need to complete one module.
The MSc award has been designed to meet the needs of students who wish specifically to undertake a Master's level educational programme and is aimed at cognitive behavioural practitioners who wish to gain a master's qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Achieving this award gives students the ability to seek promotional opportunities within the psychological therapies field and improve their career prospects.
Your main study themes are:
The MSc course is semesterized, offered on a part-time basis, and is delivered using key-note on-line lectures, self-study online materials, face-to-face tutorials, and guided reading.
The first series of lead lectures in Semester 1 focus on introducing quantitative research methods in psychology (Lectures 1 – 6), and the second series focus on introducing qualitative research methods in psychology and aim to build your awareness and understanding of the conceptual and ethical considerations for planning a research project. There are two lectures in Semester 2 aiming to build your knowledge from Semester 1 on literature searching aiming to introduce the concept of conducting systematic literature reviews.
Lectures and associated self-study guided material will be available to you via Moodle. The purpose of the self-study online materials is for you to gain “hands-on” experience of applying quantitative and qualitative research techniques and to promote awareness of the fundamental principles for designing and planning a research project. Thus, whilst working through the materials you will participate in tasks aimed at developing your ability of working with quantitative and qualitative data and complete activities to facilitate your understanding of how to develop a research question and turn it into a methodologically sound project.
You will be encouraged to use Moodle forum to ask questions related to lecture or self-study guided materials throughout the week.
For the award of MSc CBT two assignments must be successfully completed:
On successful completion of the MSc CBT top-up, you should be able to:
For the MSc top-up course, you will be required to attend two induction sessions scheduled at the beginning of each semester. In addition you will be encouraged to use Moodle forum to ask questions related to lecture or self-study guided materials throughout the course length. For the second piece of coursework you will be provided with 10 hours academic supervision.
The Faculty takes pride in offering a multicultural, international experience, attracting students from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and different countries, particularly Malaysia, China, India, Nigeria, Germany, Bulgaria, who provide global insight and experience. Many of the organisations we have links to operate on an international basis and we also collaborate with internationally renowned researchers across the globe.
The Postgraduate diploma is now being offered as a validated course in one of the University's partner organisations in Colombo, Sri Lanka. As such, there are opportunities for graduates of the Coventry course to become involved in the development and delivery of teaching and supervision for the Colombo course.
Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?
In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.
Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.
Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)
The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17
The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far
As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses
Entry on to the MSc CBT top-up requires PgDip CBT or equivalent.
English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.
We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.
£2167 (per year)
If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.
For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.
Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!
£4,167 (per year)
Adequate access to a choice of effective psychological therapies is a key Government priority. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has a continually evolving evidence base with emphasis on therapy outcomes and robust, universally applicable treatment methods.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most effective of available treatments across a range of psychological problems, specifically depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and phobia. As such, CBT is the basis of much mental health practice. It has become Government policy for NHS Trusts to provide patients/clients with access to CBT.
Achieving this award would provide students with the opportunity to seek roles within the psychological therapies field and broaden their career prospects.
Recent graduates have gained employment in a range of therapeutic services, both in primary and secondary care. Graduates of the course have successfully progressed to supervisory roles and posts in management.
By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will contain the obligations that the University will owe to you. We encourage you to read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University. A copy of the 18/19 Contract can be found here.
Admission to this course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process.