This BPS-accredited Psychology with Behaviour Analysis degree provides practical skills in applied behaviour analysis. You’ll gain a solid knowledge of how behaviour analysis is used to understand the causes of challenging behaviour, and how to develop therapeutic interventions to manage this behaviour.
You can complete work and voluntary placements with a range of organisations, including local pupil referral units, primary and secondary schools, local health boards and youth offending teams. In your final year, you can also design, implement and evaluate a behaviour change intervention.
The first two years of your Psychology with Behaviour Analysis degree will be focused on the coverage of psychology core areas as required by the BPS for accreditation. This includes research methods, cognitive, social, biological, developmental and individual psychology. You will also gain a solid understanding of how behaviour analysis is used to understand the causes of challenging behaviours, as well as how therapeutic interventions are developed.
A great emphasis is placed on the practical elements of the Psychology with Behaviour Analysis course, so you will have the opportunity to volunteer in our on campus Behaviour Analysis Clinic and carrying out a work placement is incorporated into the second year of your course.
In your final year, you will undertake a dissertation which will give you the opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in more depth. You will also explore how behaviour analysis is applied in complex environments and have an opportunity to implement and evaluate a behaviour change intervention that you’ve designed. You can also select from a choice of optional modules.
Year One: Psychology with Behaviour Analysis Degree
- Investigating Methods and Evidence in Psychology
- Perspectives in Psychology
- Critical Readings in Psychology
- Principles and Research Methods in Behaviour Analysis
Year Two: Psychology with Behaviour Analysis Degree
- Using Methods in Psychology
- Professional Practice and Employability
- From Cells to Consciousness
- Lifespan Development and the Social Context
- Ethical and Professional Conduct in Behaviour Analysis
- Behavioural Assessment
Year Three: Psychology with Behaviour Analysis Degree
- Advanced Research Methods: Dissertation
- Behaviour change in homes, schools, and communities
- Practical skills in Behaviour Analysis
Plus two options from the list below:
- Health Psychology Across the Lifespan
- Psychological Disorders and Therapeutic Interventions
- Forensic Psychology
- Applications of Social Psychology
- Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuroscience
- The Psychology of Education and Work
The Psychology with Behaviour Analysis degree is delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops, individual/small group supervision and independent study. You will also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures given by academic staff from other institutions and professional psychologists who work in different areas of practise.
You will also be given the opportunity to learn about psychology in new ways and no two modules are entirely the same in terms of delivery and assessment. You will complete coursework including essays, practical reports, oral presentations and case studies. There will also be some examination assessments (seen and unseen) and in-class tests.
You will complete a range of different class activities including group discussions, debates, case studies and in-class projects. In fact one of the most exciting things about this course is that you experience a great range of delivery and assessment methods.