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Psychological Therapies for Common Mental Health Disorders - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date(s): September


4 months

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module (Home/EU); £2,310 per 30 credit module (International)

In Brief:

  • Taught by creative subject experts who are engaged in cognitive behavioral practice
  • Useful for people who work in the field of mental health and psychological therapies who want to enhance the psychological elements of care
  • It is useful as CPD for people who are already trained in mental health
  • A part-time only course
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

The module develops a systematic understanding of knowledge of the evidence-based psychological therapies and their importance in delivering mental health services (e.g. IAPT), and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights in the practice of psychological therapies for common mental health disorders.

Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

Relevant to a range of mental health professionals, including counsellors, psychotherapists and psychological therapists and those working in the NHS.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module (Home/EU); £2,310 per 30 credit module (International)

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Independent directed study


    Two written equally weighted continuous assessments - 100%

Postgraduate Staff Profile

Anne Pearson - Lecturer in Psychology

Anne is module leader for Psychological Therapies for Common Mental Health Disorders and has research interests in emotional intelligence, positive psychology and counselling psychology. 

Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall - Lecturer in Psychology

Linda is programme leader for the MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies) programme. She is a HCPC registered clinical and counselling psychologist and a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist. She designed the in-house counselling service for the University of Salford. She researches cultic influences, CBT and physical health, technology enhanced psychotherapy and self-care and ethical issues for psychological therapists. Linda is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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