- To provide students with a clear understanding of cognitive-behavioural concepts, models and methods
- To develop students’ critical appreciation of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature, on which sound clinical decision making can be based
- To enable students to develop skills in collaborative assessment, formulation and treatment based on empirically validated models.
Programme start date: dependent on modules chosen, typically September/October
Programme Fees 2016-17 fees as:
Overseas & Channel Islands: £5,500
The programme normally takes one year to complete but this can be extended to suit individual circumstances up to a maximum of five years.
Typical entry requirements
The usual academic entrance requirement is a first degree in psychology, medicine, social work, occupational therapy, nursing, or an equivalent professional qualification, from an approved university, of 2:1 standard or above. If you have a non-degree nursing qualification, this must be equivalent to an undergraduate PG diploma. Experienced mental health professionals who do not meet these entrance requirements may sometimes be individually assessed and considered for admission on a discretionary basis.
International students are required to have the equivalent of a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 in English language prior to starting the programme. (visit www.southampton.ac.uk/international/entry_regs/index.shtml.
The programme requires that you already have certain minimum standards of prior training, including good interpersonal skills, a thorough knowledge of mental health problems, interviewing and general assessment skills, and an understanding of ethical and professional issues in care and treatment. Applications are therefore open primarily to suitably qualified mental health professionals (e.g. Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Mental Health Nurses). If you have a different, but equivalent professional background, you may be considered on an individual basis, through submission of a portfolio of evidence linked to the BABCP 'Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes' criteria.
In cases where the programme team consider that the candidate's performance is compromised by issues that relate to fitness to practise, the policy and procedures laid out in the University Fitness to Practise Policy will be followed.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
Typical course content
Modules are selected from the following:
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).
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Fees for postgraduate taught courses vary across the University. All fees are listed for UK,
EU and international full-time and part-time students alphabetically by course name.
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Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course.
Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin.
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Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.