MSc Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Duration Part time 1 year
  • Psychology
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date October


This programme has been developed to enable you extend the PGDip, undertaken as part of the UK Department of Health’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (High Intensity) Programme, into a MSc by undertaking a piece of empirical research. The research dissertation will allow you to follow your research interests in a topic related to high intensity CBT or a project related to a service-based development need in this area. Supervision is provided by a clinical/psychological therapies researcher with provision available to support project supervision over the telephone or through internet-based software applications to improve access to the programme.

Prior to starting this programme, unless you can evidence completing a previous Masters level research module, you will be required to complete the research module PYCM002 Methodological Approaches in Psychological Therapies Research (that will not be used in the calculation of your award).

Programme aims

In this programme we aim to help you consolidate your previous training as an effective and evidence-based practitioner in high intensity CBT evidence-based psychological therapy by undertaking a research dissertation in this area. We aim to provide you with a high quality and stimulating learning experience in a supportive environment that is enriched by an internationally-recognised research environment, nationally-recognised innovative clinical teaching approaches and current clinical practice.

The MSc will follow successful completion of the PGDip Psychological Therapies Practice (High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) programme available within Clinical Education, Development and Research (CEDAR) or an equivalent programme of study that includes specialist training in clinical psychology/mental health research methods and statistics.

Find out more about the MSc Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) programme.