Behaviour analysis has been recognised as the basis for medically necessary intervention and educational provision for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. With the growing prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (now estimated to be 1:59) behaviour analysis has experienced a significant rise in popularity.
There are over 29,000 certified behaviour analysts worldwide and this number is predicted to rise given that professional approval is seen as the key to delivering high quality services to individuals, families, in schools and in related settings. Furthermore, behaviour analysis is increasingly being applied to general education, special education and organisational leadership settings.
The Applied Behaviour Analysis programme at Queen's University Belfast should be of interest to professionals wishing to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®), to those in the ‘helping’ professions (e.g. teachers, speech/language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists) and students preparing for PhD studies.
ABAI Verification The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination.
Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. Queen’s Verified Course Sequence had an outstanding pass rate of 92% in the 2018 BCBA exam (BACB pass rates), strong evidence of the high teaching quality that our students avail of.
The majority of students are already in relevant jobs and the job market is healthy for BCBAs at present. Professionals who are BCBAs have the skills and knowledge to develop, implement and evaluate quality interventions that help to produce positive behavioural changes in a range of settings.
Typically, behaviour analysts work in the 'helping' professions (teachers, speech/language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists). Increasingly, jobs advertised for behaviour managers or specialists require BCBA status and there is a demand for BCBAs in Europe and worldwide, especially in North America.
Teachers as well as allied health professionals should find this degree beneficial in their workplace.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Assessment in Behaviour Analysis
- Behaviour Change and Education
- Concepts and Principles of Behaviour Analysis
- Ethical and Professional Conduct
- Evaluation in Behaviour Analysis
- Fundamental Elements of Behaviour Change
- 12 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences View 126 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in United Kingdom
- A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline plus one year of experience in an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or related context and access to an ABA related working environment.
- Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of experience in an ABA related context and access to an ABA related working environment.
Applicants with a lower level of performance in an Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least three years of experience in an ABA related context and access to an ABA related working environment.
International20800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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