Master of Science by Coursework in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • 1. The MSc shall only be available to those who are enrolled on or who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

  • 2. The course will consist of research seminars and supervision.

  • 3. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period of six terms.

  • [For students starting before MT 2017: 4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy examiners in the following:

    • a) attendance at training in research methods;

    • b) the assessment requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;

    • c) submission of a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words on a topic selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the course tutors.

  • The dissertation must be submitted to the examiners in hard copy and electronic format to the Examiners for the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4GB, by the last Friday in September of the second year of the course. Material already submitted for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may not be included.]

  • [For students starting from MT 2017: 4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy examiners in the following:

    • a) the assessment requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;

    • b) submission of a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words on a topic selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the course tutors.

  • The dissertation must be submitted to the examiners in hard copy and electronic format as prescribed in the course handbook to the Examiners for the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4GB, by the last Friday in September of the second year of the course. Material already submitted for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may not be included.]

  • 5. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of study at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 6. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in examination to candidates for the MSc.

  • 7. A candidate whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners may be permitted to resubmit on one further occasion only not later than one year after the initial failure. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the requirements for the MSc may supplicate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provided the requirements of that award have been met.

  • 8. Where a candidate who has been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or a Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is subsequently awarded the Master of Science in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the MSc will subsume the lower award(s).