Taught course

Behaviour Analysis and Therapy

Maynooth University · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally fulfil all of the following criteria: First degree in psychology (upper second or first class honours); Currently working in a setting that would facilitate the appropriate casework; Satisfy a selection committee. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Minimum English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score TOEFL (Paper based test): 585 TOEFL (Internet based test): 95 PTE (Pearson): 62 National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Months of entry


Course content

Note: We regret to inform our prospective students that this programme will not be available in 2016-17. Next intake: 2017.

Students wishing to pursue a career in applied behaviour analysis (ABA) can complete a two-year MSc. degree with course sequence approval by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Graduates are thus eligible to sit the examination for the internationally recognised qualification of Board Certified Behaviour Analyst at senior level (BCBA). Additional requirements to qualify are (i), coursework experience (voluntary or paid employment in an appropriate placement setting), and (ii) applied supervision by a qualified BCBA. The latter will be sourced independently by the student. Students are required to attend classes 1 day per week throughout each semester during the two-year programme (and may occasionally be required to attend at weekends). In addition, students will complete a Master’s research project and thesis under the Supervision of a Course Director.

Fees and funding

International students

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Psychology