This programme is aimed at those wishing to specialise in applied behaviour analysis. 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. The programme has been developed by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) in collaboration with the Behavior Analysts Certification Board (BACB). It covers their entire Task List specifications and is recognised by the BACB as providing the content eligibility criteria necessary to sit the full BCBA exam.
The course consists of two parts. Part One comprises taught modules designed around the BACB Task List. The first four modules introduce the basic theory and practice of the science and the second four offer more detailed analysis of both applied and research procedures. On successful completion of Part One, you will proceed to Part Two - a clinical research study, planned and conducted in collaboration with your BCBA-qualified research supervisor. Teaching is done through a combination of taught workshops, seminars, specialised computer-based instructional packages and practical 'hands-on' research experience. We provide a high quality teaching and learning environment that is intellectually stimulating and that uses the principles of behaviour analysis. This requires innovative course content and instructional procedures, measurement of learning, flexible communication among students and staff, and a friendly and supportive environment. The full course leads to a Master's degree, but it is designed to be flexible to meet the differing needs of our students. For example, you may choose to take a smaller number of modules for a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma, or for CPD purposes.
My name is Hannah Rettie, I’m 22 and from Abergele in North Wales and I’m currently studying and MRes in Psychology.
I originally chose to study at Bangor because of the amazing location, and the quality of the Psychology course. I enjoyed my time as an undergraduate here so much I decided it would only be right to stay on for my masters! The course…
I really enjoy my course – the lecturers are extremely supportive and will always make time for you. The opportunities I have had from my course have been incredible – I’ve been able to hold a human brain, go in an MRI scanner, and conduct an applied project in my area of interest. Life at Bangor…
I really enjoyed living in halls as an undergraduate - there was a great atmosphere to the place and you really felt part of a community. I can imagine it’s even better now they have Canolfan Brailsford on site. Clubs and Societies…
I am involved with student volunteering, and have been volunteering on numerous projects within Bangor for four years. I have also recently joined the pole fitness society! The fact that the clubs and societies here are free to join has allowed me to try things I wouldn’t have tried before, and increased my social circle. Representing Bangor at the What Uni Student Choice Awards
The food and venue was extremely posh! I had a great time at the What Uni Awards with excellent company, and meeting Hugh Dennis was an experience! Being able to go to London for the first time as well was very exciting for me.
Bangor definitely deserved an award, it is an excellent university that I would recommend to anyone and I plan on staying here as long as possible. Best thing about Bangor?
It’s everything I could have wanted from a university. It’s extremely friendly, the courses are of high quality and there are so many opportunities to get involved.
2009-2010: Exchange year, BA(Hons) Marketing, UCLAN, Preston, UK 2007-2011: Master in Marketing. Montpellier, France
Did you take up your postgraduate course straight after your first degree?
Yes, straight away, I finished my Master in France, did a 5-month work placement (part of my masters), and then applied and came to Bangor
Why did you choose this course at Bangor?
Because it is one of the very few consumer psychology masters in Europe (I didn’t check in France though, as I wanted to go anywhere but stay in France), and the School of Psychology in Bangor is well known and excellent. What's the course teaching you that your first degree did not?
Everything related to psychology. Even if I had personally looked some psychology related paper during my undergrad for my personal knowledge I haven’t had the opportunity to attend any psychology related modules during my undergrad.
How are you funding the course?
What job do you hope to have when you have finished?
In the short term I want to take a gap year, and later on apply for a PHD.
Do you think the course has improved your job prospects?
For an academic career obviously as it is the better way to access a PHD.
For a professional career, I would say yes as well, first of all because the topic I’m studying is very appealing for marketing related employers as they need a lot of psychologists, moreover numerous opportunities are given in Bangor to test our skills, meet people and so enhance our chance to get a job (e.g. Enterprise by Design, Social enterprise accelerator, Brolio/the pitch, Big Idea Wales).
Best things about studying at Bangor?
-The psychology related lectures and modules on the course are my favourites. -The people I met here, either academics and friends. -My house and housemates, we are 13 living in a house and we have a lot of fun together. -Nights out in Bangor, as even if the clubs are not as good as ones in big cities we still have loads of fun, and sometimes a great party pops up (mostly in Hendre Hall) -The opportunities to do extra curricula activities (related to study or work) -The hockey Club, and sports clubs in general -The gorgeous landscape surrounding the university (Pier, Hills, Snowdonia, Anglesea, … ), and the wonderful university buildings
Departmental Funding Opportunities UG & PGT Gold Scholarships: Psychology has a limited number of International top up scholarships worth up to £5K are available. Applicants would be expected to be able to demonstrate exceptional academic ability and a financial hardship. Applications must be received by 1st July 2014 and should consist of a statement outlining the applicants academic credentials and financial situation including any supporting documentation and ideally should be submitted at the same time as the application to enable an early decision. Applications can be e-mailed to [email protected]
University Funding Opportunities The University has a number of Scholarships and Studentships available including the Santandar Scholarships, Postgraduate Widening Access Bursaries and the Peer Guide Plus studentship. Visit the University page for more details: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate.php.enInternational Education Centre Scholarships The International Education Centre has a number of scholarships available for International students applying to Bangor University which are summarised below and include £5000 for all students with a 1st class honours degree and a small number of full fee waiver scholarships as well.-All PGT applicants will be considered for a £2,500 scholarship. -1st class honours applicants are guaranteed a £5,000 scholarship and will be invited to apply for full fee waiver scholarship. -All Masters applicants from new markets will be offered a £4,000 scholarship. (New markets include Pakistan, Turkey, Mexico, Colombia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan.) -BU graduates progressing onto a higher degree at BU will be offered a£1,000 loyalty scholarship in addition to any other scholarships they may be awarded. -The Santander scholarship fund aims to reward the most academically gifted students from countries that are supported by the Santander Universidades scheme.Please click here for further details: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/international/future/scholarship_pg.php
Value of Scholarship(s)
up to 50% fee reduction
Must be an International (non EU) fee status
Departmental Funding Opportunities Applicants would be expected to be able to demonstrate exceptional academic ability and a financial hardship. Applications must be received by 1st July 2014 and should consist of a statement outlining the applicants academic credentials and financial situation including any supporting documentation and ideally should be submitted at the same time as the application to enable an early decision. Applications can be e-mailed to [email protected].
University & International Education Centre Scholarships Some are awarded automatically, others require an application - please check for details
Entry to Applied Behaviour Analysis (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) requires at least a 2(ii) undergraduate degree or equivalent. Mature candidates (25+ at the start of the course) with relevant experience who are not graduates may also gain entry to the certificate level of the course. On successful completion of the certificate course, such candidates would be eligible to progress to the diploma and master’s levels.International applicants will be given individual consideration.
Recipient: Bangor University
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