Positive Behaviour Support

This module explores behavioural approaches to promoting ordinary life outcomes for people with learning disabilities (but not exclusively). The module provides students with an understanding of positive behavioural interventions and systems, and an in-depth understanding of the methods used in functional assessments to lead to the development of function-based interventions.

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Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Positive Behaviour Support

Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months :

6 months pathway + 1 year degree


Pathways Available



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Degree Overview

The module will focus on the definition and scope of positive behavioural support elements including conceptual issues and their application to a variety of settings. The module will address the issues of how organisational systems can operate to protect the rights of an individual and promote personal growth. Topics covered include behavioural conceptualisations of quality of life, the rights of vulnerable populations, and the application of behavioural systems such as active support and school-wide positive behavioural support.

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  • Students must have Psychology first degree or relevant clinical experience in ABA/PBS

Why Study this Degree

On completion, students will be able to describe procedures used in Identification of the Problem & Assessment, Behavior Change Systems, Implementation, Management and Supervision, accompanying the BACB Fourth Task List.

This course will demonstrate knowledge of the on-site training and supervision procedures for staff working in practice settings.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.