Ulster University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Behaviour Analysis (Taught)

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Course summary

This course is designed for professionals who work (or intend to work) in the caring professions. You will develop your theoretical and conceptual knowledge in behaviour analysis, develop skills in behavioural assessment, and acquire the ability to work in partnership with clients where they plan and implement programmes that are aimed at establishing, strengthening and/or weakening targeted behaviours. It aims to provide a foundation to prepare those interested in applying for the internationally recognised examination leading to Board Certification in Behaviour Analysis (BCBA). This course will normally be completed over two calendar years to allow time to obtain relevant work experience, which is a requirement for future certification. Part-time students will study for two years at Ulster whilst full-time students will study for one year at Ulster followed by a placement year at the New England Center for Children in Boston. Graduates have successful careers in health authorities and charities as behaviour specialists, or gone to work privately by providing home and school-based behavioural interventions for families. Graduates have also progressed to work as behaviour analysts in countries including the US, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Australia. Professional Recognition - The MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis is approved by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board.


eories and application of applied behaviour analysis, Scientific principles of behaviour analysis, Ethical and legal considerations in applied behaviour analysis, Autistic spectrum disorder and applied behaviour analysis, Behavioural assessment and intervention techniques in applied behaviour analysis, Research Methods and Advanced Techniques in Applied Behaviour Analysis,

Entry requirements

You should possess a second class honours degree in psychology or equivalent subject (e.g., education, child development, social work) and have relevant experience. Candidates will be interviewed to assess motivation and experience. The closing date for applications for entry is normally 31 May and interviews are held in June. Applications received after that date may be considered if all places are not filled. If all places are filled then late applications will be considered the following year. Those with a 2:2 are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those who have some additional relevant experience to add to their CV. English Language Requirements English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Applied Behaviour Analysis at Ulster University - UCAS