MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult)

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Mediterranean College
Athens, Thessaloniki
October 2024
2-3 years
Full Time, Part Time


The programme is addressed to:
- University or College graduates with a first degree in Psychology or a Social Sciences discipline and proven professional or psychotherapeutic experience in health or social care
- Holders of professional certificates with professional or psychotherapeutic experience in health or social care

Requirements for registration:

  • Copy of the latest studies certificate *
  • Copy of professional certificates (if any)
  • CV (in English)
  • Reference Letters (2)
  • Very good knowledge of English (IELTS 7.0 level or equivalent) **
  • Academic interview
  • Photos (2)
  • Copy of ID-card/ passport
  • Copy of criminal record

*Candidates without a first degree are also encouraged to apply for the programme. Factors like the possession of other professional qualifications, proven experience in Counselling and commitment to continuing personal & professional development, may contribute to the admission to the programme.

** Candidates without official English language certificates can sit the English language placement test of Mediterranean College.


The MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult) is an innovative postgraduate programme that is unique in Greece and provides a professional training in Cognitive/ Behavioural Therapy. Through a variety of teaching and assessment methods, it prepares students to become independent Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. The programme has been designed by the University of Derby according to the criteria of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), on completion of the course students can apply for individual accreditation with the BAΒCP.

The MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult) consists of four 20-credit modules, one 40-credit module and a diploma thesis of 60 credits. The programme covers theories and research related to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, while enabling students to gain the necessary skills to apply them in a wide spectrum of disorders (depression, anxiety, fear, posttraumatic stress, eating disorders etc.). Students complete their theoretical training with a compulsory, supervised clinical placement of 320 hours (70 hours of supervision). They are also encouraged to engage in individual therapy.


Graduates of this programme may apply for registration with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP) and the Hellenic Association for Counselling (EES). They have the ability to work as independent CBT counselors – psychotherapists in a range of counselling settings:

  • Counselling services & centres
  • Community support & social welfare units
  • Humanitarian and development NGOs
  • Health sector settings
  • Schools
  • Private practice as counsellors – psychotherapists
  • Alternatively they can continue their studies towards a PhD or PsyD.
For information regarding student fees please contact the Institute.
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