This programme seeks to develop a critical understanding of concepts and principles of applied behaviour analysis.

It provides you with a detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and experience of practice or conducting research in this field.

The programme is for both recent graduates and experienced practitioners.

The programme also provides the necessary coursework to apply to sit the international examination for certification as a behaviour analyst.

Please note, the PCert cannot be studied on a part-time basis but the PDip and MSc can be studied either full-time or part-time.

The Tizard Centre is part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) and has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments.

The Centre is at the forefront of learning and research in autism, intellectual disability and community care, and in 2013 received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its outstanding work in these areas.

The Centre has strong links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments.

Our primary aims, through research, teaching and consultancy, are: The Tizard Centre is recognised as leading the field in deinstitutionalisation and community living, challenging behaviour, quality of staff support, sexuality and autism, and has had a significant impact on national policies in these areas.We are committed to addressing issues arising from social inequality.In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research was ranked 2nd for research power in the UK.The School was also placed 3rd for research intensity, 5th for research impact and 5th for research quality.An impressive 94% of our research-active staff submitted to the REF and 99% of our research was judged to be of international quality.The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research, gaining the highest possible score of 100%.