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 or independent mental health or related setting.
All applicants must:
Provide evidence of prior basic knowledge of psychological therapies preferably Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and
Be currently employed in a clinical or practice setting within an organisation providing therapeutic or counselling services, and
Be in a role for the duration of the Programme to access a suitable client group for practice and supervision purposes.
Applicants from a non-core profession must provide a portfolio of evidence and references to demonstrate suitable core knowledge, skills and attitudes in line with KSA guidelines produced by The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
All applicants will be interviewed.
Progression from the PgDip onto the MSc will be subject to successfully completing all PgDip modules and assessment of suitability for study of research methods and advanced CBT practice, which must be approved by the Course Director. Candidates with a relevant PgDip in CBT may apply to undertake the final year MSc modules via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and must provide a record of modular content of prior PgDip in CBT training and relevant CPD. These applicants will be assessed by interview and a DVD recording of current CBT practice. Such candidates will surrender their PGDip certificates if successful in completing the MSc before the new award is issued. This will exempt them from the first year of the MSc in Specialist Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Trauma) (90 CATS points).
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website. International students will need local placements to access clients for clinical training. Whilst these placements should normally be arranged by the applicants the university will try to negotiate a limited number of placements with local H&SC agencies.
Additional Information For International Students
International students will need local placements to access clients for clinical training, normally arranged by the applicants, but the University will try to negotiate a limited number of placements with local H&SC agencies. International students (for whom English is not their first language) must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. (*Taken within the last 2 years.)
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfastoffers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.
For additional information, please visit our website.
English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level.
Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English
See Also The Into Graduate Diploma In Finance Which Combines Academic Study, Intensive English Language Teaching And Study Skills To Prepare You For Entry Into A University Masters Degree.