Applied Behaviour Analysis - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Bangor University    College of Human Sciences

Full time & Part time Any Month MSc, PGCert, PGDip 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Education (11) Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis programme at Bangor University. Delve into the practical applications of behaviour analysis, focusing on positive behaviour support and behaviour analysis in education. Gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in clinical and research settings, working alongside professionals to enhance quality of life. The course is structured into two parts: taught modules aligned with the BACB Task List, followed by a clinical research study under the guidance of a BCBA-qualified supervisor. Benefit from a dynamic teaching approach encompassing workshops, seminars, and hands-on research experience. Assessment methods include a variety of tasks to enhance your learning experience. With entry requirements welcoming psychology graduates and individuals with relevant work experience, this programme offers a pathway to a fulfilling career in special educational or developmental needs. Join us at Bangor University for a values-led and person-centred approach to behaviour analysis.

About the course

Our MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is aimed at those wishing to specialise in practical applications of behaviour analysis including positive behaviour support and behaviour analysis in education. The course is designed to develop advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the basic principles of behaviour analysis and the application of the principles within clinical and research settings.

Behaviour analysts work in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings alongside teachers, psychologists, nurses and other professionals to help individuals and organisations meet their goals and improve quality of life.

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Entry Requirements

You should have a single or joint honours first degree in Psychology or a related field with at least a 2.2. Relevant work experience is welcomed and mature candidates with at least 3 years relevant experience who are not graduates may also gain entry to the diploma level of the course and will be considered on a case by case basis. Candidates may apply to have some coursework recognised from another institution, but preference will be given to candidates who wish to take all of their coursework at Bangor.

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Student Profiles

Radha Mongia

I choose Bangor because I loved the look of the town, the beautiful scenery and I was enticed by the great psychology department. The course itself is informed, the lecturers are informative and brilliant at what they do. I love how inclusive it is, everyone is so welcoming and friendly. You feel like you're part of a family here. There are so many opportunities here I've done some volunteering placement abroad whilst studying in Bali it was a mental health programme that helped those with mental health issues as well as promoting positive mental health.

Elliot Ward

The scenery and setting in Bangor are second to none in my opinion. Being able to pop over to some of the amazing beaches on Anglesey is a huge plus. You always see people you know out and about which is nice! I’m vice-president of the ukulele society and also play an active role in the sailing club in addition to being part of the golf club as well. The atmosphere in all of these clubs is one of friendliness and I encourage anyone that comes to Bangor to join some societies! Life in Bangor is really laid back thanks to the amazing setting. There are loads of places to explore in the surrounding area and some incredible walks and views to be had!

Support is great here there is always someone you can email with any kind of problem. There are peer guides who will show you around the town, personal tutors who will know all about your course, not to mention the email buddy system. You never feel like you’re alone as there’s always someone you can get in contact with! You get plenty of opportunities at Bangor, by taking a module I managed to get a summer internship with the lecturer, which was extremely rewarding.

I've enjoyed conducting my own research the most. It was a significant challenge but I learnt a vast amount about the research process. Additionally I got to test real stroke patients which was a very rewarding experience. I think the opportunities such as summer internships and excellent modules Bangor has given me an edge over the other competition.


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There are Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries funded by the University. In addition the International Education Centre also supports international students through a range of awards for international students. Full time students only.

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Applications are made online as well as through country managers for international applicants. For more information and to find out how to apply visit the website.

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