Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 56316 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year: 2019
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 2 years part-time.

Teaching Times
Small group supervision is provided in the morning followed by workshop teaching for the remainder of the day.
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Entry Requirements

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A 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a cognate area or equivalent professional qualification(s) and at least two years clinical practice experience in a statutory ...

Number of Places 21
Course Content

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is recognised internationally as an effective psychological treatment for many emotional and mental disorders. The UK NICE guidelines recommends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a number of conditions includin...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) consists of 4 x 30 credit modules, which are linked to the BABCP Minimum Training Standards for therapist accreditation (Level 2) and the Specialist Level award for social workers.


Assessment Method Essays, case studies, supervision, recorded clinical sessions and a portfolio.
Careers or Further Progression

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy services are an expanding area of mental health services due to an increasing demand for evidence-based psychological therapies. The award of the PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therap...

Further Enquiries Dr Joanne Younge 
Programme Director

Dr Michael Duffy 
Senior Lecturer
Dr Michael Duffy's main area of research interest has been mental health linked to trauma and conflict and the development of evidence based psychological interventions, in particular cognitive therapy for conflict related PTSD.
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