Single Module Level 7

Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

This module will contribute towards your continuing professional development portfolio, and can also form part of our PgCert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy



You will:

  • the theory and practical application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • evaluate the use of CBT in addiction, depression and anxiety disorders
  • develop innovative leadership skills
Course details

All about the course

This module will explore:

  • Theories of cognition, behaviour, affective development and learning
  • Ethical issues in using CBT with different client groups, e.g. children, vulnerable adults
  • Research into the outcomes of CBT as an intervention compared with other approaches
  • Utilising CBT with anxiety and depression
  • An introduction to working with specific issues e.g. addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, phobias, and trauma.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

Delivery combines lectures, workshops, seminars and debates as well as access to our virtual learning environment.


Reflective essay: 3,000 words, 50%

Peer and tutor assessed practical in-class assessment of an evaluation of the utilisation of CBT: 30 minutes, 50%

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module will contribute towards your continuing professional development portfolio. If you wish to update your skills in your current role or you want to progress up the career ladder then this module is a solid foundation on which to build.

Further study: 

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module is relevant to a range of professionals, including counsellors, psychotherapists and psychological therapists.

Applicants are required to be currently working/volunteering in health care practice either as a counsellor, psychotherapist or in a health and social care related discipline. You will be required to use CBT skills within your work/voluntary placement setting and will need to access a minimum of 20 hours supervised practice.


    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    2:1 honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing


    An honours degree (in any discipline 2.2 or above) and a diploma in counselling or it's UKCP or BPS equivalent.

    Alternative entry requirements

    Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £1,425 per 30 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £1,470 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2024

    September 2025