MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


All OCTC Postgraduate Courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are run in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education.  Our new programme provides an accessible and flexible format of CBT training, well suited to the needs of contemporary mental health practitioners, whilst maintaining the 'gold-standard' delivered over the past two decades.


Course Lead: Dr Sarah Rakovshik

Application closing dates: 19 January; March; 11 May 2018

Further information is now available on the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website.

The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy builds on credits obtained in the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT. Applicants to this award must therefore have already completed, or currently be completing the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT.
Returning students should apply via the Graduate Admissions webpage for this course. Current Diploma students should contact the course team for information on how to apply.

The course offers clinicians who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT an opportunity to carry out high quality research and contribute to the evidence base for CBT.  This two-year, research based award provides the foundation for carrying out research and publishing an academic paper.  On successful completion the MSc will subsume the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT where already received.

Tutorial dates for 2018-20 cohort are:

24 – 26 September 2018

19 -20 November 2018

Additional tutorials will be scheduled in agreement with the course tutors.

Why an MSc in CBT? 

“I have learnt so much and it has definitely opened up more doors and career opportunities for me. And I think made me a better clinical lead.”

—Amanda Farr, Clinical Lead, Let’s Talk Wellbeing (IAPT service), Adult Psychological Therapies, Primary Care , Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust