Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support

Postgraduate Courses in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support

The Tizard Centre offers a suite of postgraduate courses in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support. These courses aim to develop your critical understanding of concepts and principles of applied behaviour analysis and positive behaviour support. You’ll gain a detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and experience of practice or conducting research in this field. We aim to train graduates who are values-led, compassionate, highly skilled practitioners in the field.

As a recent graduate or experienced practitioner, these postgraduate qualifications open up a range of career opportunities. They also provide the necessary coursework for you to pursue professional certification in the field. 

The range of course options delivered at the Tizard Centre provides students the flexibility to choose the option that best suits their personal and professional circumstances and ambitions. More information has been provided below. If you have any queries, please contact the admissions team.

The most useful aspect of the course is listening to the academics who are pioneers in the field.

Brittany Chan, Applied Behaviour Analysis MSc

Course routes

We also have two routes within our postgraduate courses to meet different professional certification standards:

ABAI route

  • This route is likely to be most suitable for those who intend to pursue certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • The Association for Behaviour Analysis International has verified these courses towards the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
  • This is available on a full-time basis only.

UK-SBA route

  • The UK SBA route is likely to be most suitable for those seeking certification as a UKBA(cert)
  • The PDip/MSc is available on a part-time only basis in Sept 2023, but will be available full-time or part-time from Sept 2024. The PCert is offered on a full-time basis only.

Those seeking certification are responsible for ensuring that they are able to meet the relevant requirements for the certifying body (i.e., either the Behavior Analyst Certification Board [BACB], or the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis [UK SBA]), and ensure they can do so by any relevant deadlines.