Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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Entry requirements

Massey University is currently implementing a new admission system. As applications close earlier than usual for this specialist programme, amended information has been included under the 2017 Psychology pages to allow for applications to be made well in advance of the closing date.

You will have completed a relevant Bachelor's degree from a New Zealand tertiary institution or have been admitted with equivalent status as eligible to proceed to the Diploma and have relevant work experience in mental health, undertaken within five years of application for admission to the programme and admission to Postgraduate Study.

The School of Psychology website contains detailed information regarding this programme. Note: This is a selected entry programme. Applications close 31 October 2017 for the 2018 intake. No late applications will be accepted.

Documentation Required:

  1. A verified copy of your Academic transcript
  2. A copy of your current CV documenting your relevant training and experience
  3. A brief personal statement (500 words or less), which includes your reasons for this programme of study. You may also wish to list perceived strengths as well as skills you will bring to your studies and training.
  4. Supporting statements from whanau/family (optional)
  5. Name, Occupation and Email details of two referees. You will need to forward a Confidential Referee Report request to each of your referees. The referees should be able to provide comment on the applicant as detailed on the referee’s report form. Referees must send their reports directly to the School of Psychology by 31 October.

Download referee request form here

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy structure

Courses to the value of 120 credits.
Note: This diploma involves supervised part-time practical work in one or more approved institutions.


The PGDipCBT may be awarded with Distinction/Merit


All requirements are usually completed over two academic years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


Compulsory Courses

Note: Courses should be taken in numerical order
175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
175.762 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression
175.763 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
175.764 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic and Complex Disorders
175.765 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Clinical Practicum (60)

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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