Behaviour analysis has been recognised as the basis for medically necessary intervention and educational provision for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. With the growing prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (now estimated to be 1:68) behaviour analysis has experienced a significant rise in popularity.
There are over 13,000 Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs) worldwide and this number is predicted to rise given that professional approval is seen as the key to delivering high quality services to individuals, families, in schools and in related settings. Furthermore, behaviour analysis is increasingly being applied to general education, special education and organisational leadership settings.
This programme is a highly interactive blended learning programme (mostly online with some face to face workshops) providing professionals from a wide range of backgrounds with scientifically validated expertise that is applicable to mainstream and special needs education, inclusion, curriculum, learning, and pedagogy. It should be of interest to professionals wishing to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®), to those in the 'helping' professions (e.g. teachers, speech/language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists) and students preparing for PhD studies.
Please note that unfortunately this course is not eligible for a Tier 4 visa.
Applied Behaviour Analysis highlights
Our educational research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% assessed as 'internationally excellent or world leading' (REf, 2014).
- BACB VerificationThe Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. has verified the six core modules of the MScABA toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (Option 1) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
- The Centre for Behaviour Analysishas close links with international service and placement providers, and can provide contacts for supervised placements that fulfil the BACB practice requirements.
- FlexibilityThe programme is designed to meet the needs of the local and international professionals and is delivered via blended learning. A Postgraduate Diploma in ABA option is also available.
'The MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis is a highly flexible programme that responds to current professionals' and students' needs for an evidence-based education that is readily applicable with a range of populations. The programme offers great opportunities for professional development as well as a solid basis of research skills that can lead to a doctorate in the area of ABA.'
Dr Katerina Dounavi, Programme Director