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Master of Science by Coursework in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • 1. The MSc shall only be available to those who are enrolled on or who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

  • 2. The course will consist of research seminars and supervision, lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes on the principle and practice of cognitive behavioural therapy and clinical practice in cognitive behavioural therapy as appropriate.

  • 3. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period of six terms.

  • 4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy examiners in the following:

    • a) the assessment requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;

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    • b) either (i) submission of a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words on a topic selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the course tutors;

    • or (ii) an additional specialism taken from the Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and assessed according to the regulations for that specialism. Students may not offer a specialism that has already been examined for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

  • The dissertation must be submitted to the examiners in digital format as prescribed in the course handbook using the University approved online assessment platform by the deadline given in the course handbook. Material already submitted for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may not be included.

  • Written assignments for the additional specialism shall be submitted via the University approved online assessment platform to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.

  • Recordings of clinical and supervision sessions shall be submitted by such means and such dates as are provided in the course handbook. Presentations shall be delivered at such times and locations as are provided in the course handbook.

  • 5. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of study at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 6. A candidate whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners under 4.b)(i) will be permitted to resubmit on one further occasion only not later than one year after the initial failure.  A candidate who fails to meet the assessment requirements for an additional specialism under 4.b)(ii) will be permitted to retake the assessment on one occasion only in accordance with the regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within one year of the initial failure.

  • 7. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the requirements for the MSc may supplicate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provided the requirements of that award have been met.

  • 8. Where a candidate who has been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or a Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is subsequently awarded the Master of Science in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the MSc will subsume the lower award(s).