12 or 24 months part time
Fees per programme commencing January 2013.
UK and EU: part time £4,500-£8,995
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
The primary aim of the PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is to produce psychological therapists who are competent in the practice of CBT. The programme will focus predominantly, but not exclusively, on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders and will provide practical, intensive and detailed training to facilitate the development of competent CBT skills to a defined standard. A critical approach to CBT through engagement with relevant theory, models and evidence will also be promoted.
The one-year programme commences in January of each year and finishes around the end of October or beginning of November. The two-year programme runs from January (year one) and finishes in October/November (year two). Students on the two-year programme attend fortnightly and have an additional break in November and December in the first year. This two-year programme has been developed to make the training process more feasible for students with other work and personal commitments, and also to support the training plans of students who want to apply for subsequent BABCP accreditation.
This new PGDip will be offered jointly by the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CBT) Centre within Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, and the School of Psychology at Newcastle University. The PGDip was previously offered by the Newcastle CBT Centre for over 15 years.
The PGDip comprises modules in reflective practice; CBT for anxiety; CBT for depression; and specialist applications. The programme is taught on a part-time basis and the main teaching day is Thursday. There are also short teaching blocks at the beginning and end of the programme.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
You must meet the following criteria for entry to the programme:
(a) have entry qualifications that meet the Minimum Training Standards specified in the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) guidelines for CBT practitioner accreditation in the UK. You should be a graduate with a BABCP-approved basic professional qualification in an appropriate profession (eg psychology, psychiatry, nursing, forensics, counselling, occupational therapy, social work, education). You will usually be registered with a professional regulatory body and have undertaken a minimum period of two years' post-qualification training and experience.
(b) be in stable employment and have your employer’s support to (i) attend the teaching programme and (ii) treat appropriate patients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the training purposes of the programme.
Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in speaking and listening, 8.0 in academic reading and 7.0 in academic writing.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Applications are received between May and August of each year, but later applications may be considered if places are still available. Selection interviews are normally conducted in September and October and applicants are informed of the outcome by letter by the first week of November. Places on the programme are subject to evidence that fees can be met. For an application form please contact the programme administrator (see below)