Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (Advanced) (410C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring and summer teaching

This module is designed to follow Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to work with more complex presentations associated with Depression.

By the end of the module, you will have developed knowledge and skills in working with people suffering from more complex depression presentations that include:

  • Chronic and recurrent Depression
  • Depression and Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression and Pain Management
  • Chronic Low Self Easteem
  • Depression and Medically Unexplained Symptoms.

You will learn evidence based interventions using behavioural and cognitive methods to help reduce factors that contribute to the maintenance of these complex difficulties.


100%: Written assessment (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.