This MSc is intended primarily for people working in the NHS and independent sector who want to develop psychological therapy knowledge and skills beyond the basic level acquired in some professional qualification courses.
The MSc has three strands: CBT, Psychodynamic and Systemic. Trainees are required to choose which training they are interested in before they apply and must have completed an introductory level training in that therapeutic model. The primary teaching and clinical experience will be in the chosen therapy model, but there is a commitment to shared training in both integrative and research modules. In addition, MSc trainees write a research project during the second year.
Over the two-year period you will undertake five therapy-specific compulsory modules as well as integrative and research modules common to all strands. The Masters degree requires 180 credits; 60 of which are allocated to the individual research project in the second year. To obtain a postgraduate diploma you would take all modules except the research project, giving you the required 120 credits.
The programme enhances eligibility for accreditation with UKCP.