MSc Behaviour Analysis and Therapy

Behaviour analysts focus on understanding how a person’s interactions with the environment influence behaviour. They use this information to design effective interventions that will help people learn more appropriate behaviours, as well as reducing challenging behaviour.

Approved by the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board (BACB), the international regulatory body for the practice of behaviour analysis, the MSc Behaviour Analysis and Therapy equips students with skills in behaviour analysis and therapy relevant to a range of educational and clinical settings. It provides a solid understanding of the scientific principles that underpin behaviour analysis, and the therapeutic techniques derived from those principles. You will be taught by a team of Board Certified Behaviour Analysts who are internationally-recognised for their research and clinical work in the field.

What you will study

You will study the following modules:

  • Principles of Behaviour Analysis (20 credits)
  • Research Methods in Behaviour Analysis (20 credits)
  • Behavioural Assessment (20 credits)
  • Behavioural Intervention (20 credits)
  • Applications of Behaviour Analysis (20 credits)
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Behaviour Analysis (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Students who successfully complete the course will meet the degree and module requirements for certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Certification also requires supervised practice and a passing score on the international certification...

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Facilities

Facilities include observation and interview rooms equipped with a two-way mirror, CCTV and audio, which allows research and interview practice sessions to be conducted and recorded. We also have a custom-built air conditioned PC laboratory which provides access to specialist software for running psychology experiments and conducting careers guidance interviews.

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Suite houses specialist psychology equipment such as eye tracking equipment, EEG (electroencephalogram)...

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Teaching

Dr Jennifer Austin, course leader

Location

This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

Dates

  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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