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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

DATA SOURCE : HOTCOURSES

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Behavioural Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

The broad aim of the MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis is to give students the opportunity to develop their 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 e course is designed for professionals who work (or intend to work) in the caring professions, for example with people with autism and other learning disabilities, in the area of general behaviour management, parent training, community development, and adult mental health.

The programme aims to provide a foundation that contributes to the preparation of candidates interested in applying for the internationally recognised examination leading to Board Certification in Behaviour Analysis (BCBA). It will normally be completed over two calendar years to allow time for students to obtain relevant work experience, which is a requirement for certification in Behaviour Analysis. Those students who have completed the course have gone on to have successful careers in a number of areas. Those students who have completed the course have gone on to have successful careers in a number of areas.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-17

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Introduction: theories and application of applied behaviour analysis

This module is a first introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis for postgraduate students; no prior knowledge is assumed. Students will gain an understanding of basic issues in the analysis of behaviour. The seminar-based design of the course means that students develop an understanding of some basic issues and some of the research literature, improve their presentation skills and further their skills in debating in an academic forum.

Scientific principles of behaviour analysis

This module is part of a course of study on Applied Behaviour Analysis ABA for postgrad students; no prior knowledge is assumed. In this module students will gain an understanding of the experimental analysis of behaviour, a scientific approach to human psychology which underpins ABA. Focus is on explaining the fundamentals of this approach, including its experimental techniques and the principles of behaviour that have been discovered using those techniques. In Coleraine practical activities will demonstrate how behavioural processes can change behaviour, whilst in Abu Dhabi online practical activities will be used.

Ethical and legal considerations in applied behaviour analysis

This module is concerned with professional practice in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Students will learn of the legal and ethical obligations they must follow in order to ensure the well being of their clients and to practice as behaviour analysts. Students will also gain a knowledge of how to relate ethical concerns to the basic tenets of behaviour analysis and how these relate to its philosophical underpinnings.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course £5820 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course £13240 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Student 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.Student with a 2:2 are welcomed to apply.

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