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


Applications are now open for 2017 entry.  Extended closing date 12 May 2017.
Further information is now available on the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website.

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 2017-19 cohort are:

25 – 27 September 2017

20 -21 November 2017

14 – 15 May 2018

14 – 15 January 2019

29 – 30 April 2019


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