Cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness

Part-time postgraduate courses 

In partnership with the Department of Psychiatry and the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

Flexible courses and training in CBT and mindfulness, offered part-time for professionals working in mental health and other areas of healthcare, including clinicians, nurses, therapists, researchers and trainers. The courses are delivered through the Department of Psychiatry and the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust).

  • Flexible postgraduate courses - study while working
  • Comprehensive CBT training programme with opportunities for specialisation
  • High quality training and supervision in CBT theory and practice
  • Courses may facilitate professional accreditation

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

MSt in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

This two-year part-time course offers experienced clinicians and practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds a unique opportunity to develop in-depth specialist knowledge and skills in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Oxford is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and our programme of postgraduate courses draws on an impressive body of local specialist skill and knowledge.

Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Studies

This course aims to equip researchers and practitioners with knowledge of the models and theories used in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment and supervision, it comprises 20 days of teaching over two years.

Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

This 9-month part-time course for qualified healthcare professionals provides high-quality training and supervision in CBT theory and practice. 

Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This Postgraduate Certificate provides qualified healthcare professionals with high-quality training and supervision in CBT theory and practice, enhancing knowledge and skill in what is now recognised by the National Health Service as a major psychological treatment modality, with a substantial and growing evidence base. 

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Applicants to this award must have already completed, or currently be completing, the Postgraduate Certificate in CBT, or Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced CBT.

MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The MSc in CBT 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. On successful completion, the MSc will subsume the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT where already received.

DPhil in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This part-time DPhil is normally carried out over eight years, equivalent to four years of full-time study. The chosen topic should have a significant focus on issues related to cognitive behavioural theory and/or practice.


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