• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 8 months
  • School: Medicine
  • Study Mode: Part Time
This course is not currently open for new applications.

For mental health professionals to develop specialist skills and competencies in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

The course was established in 1995 and alumni includes a wide range of professionals who have developed their knowledge and skills in CBT. In 2008 the programme was granted Level 1 and 2 accreditation by the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP).

The programme will enable participants to teach basic Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy skills, supervise other practitioners, critically appraise research in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and conduct basic audit and clinical research.

Successful completion at the Cert and Dip levels of the programme allows participants to apply for personal accreditation by the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in the UK,  the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

How you will be taught

The programme is taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, clinical demonstrations and peer-learning through group discussion as well as the completion of case studies within the students’ own workplace.

How you will be assessed

A distinct benefit  for students is the teaching of skills through structured role-playing exercises to develop clinical /counselling skills. In addition all students undertake supervised clinical practice with a range of different disorders.

What you will study

  • Fundamental Principles and basis therapeutic competencies (cert yr)
  • Core Treatment Strategies (cert Yr)
  • CBP and specific disorders (dip year)
  • Critical Appraisal and Meaning from Data (dip year)

The programme allows students to combine work and study : participants attend teaching in Dundee one day a week from September to May whilst remaining in practice a vital component in allowing them to develop and apply the knowledge and skills gained on the programme


Applications are welcome from clinicians with professional qualifications in mental health. Consideration will also be given, on a case by case basis, to experienced counsellors working in the private or voluntary sectors.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2018-19
Scottish and EU students
Rest of UK students
Overseas students (non-EU)

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

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Course Contact

Dr Marianne Liebing-Wilson