Our Addiction and Mental Health MSc degree adopts a multidisciplinary approach to addiction studies within a mental health context. You'll consider theoretical and practical issues relating to the main factors influencing addiction from biological, social, cultural and psychological perspectives. The knowledge and skills you'll gain during the course will allow you to pursue or advance your career in the fields of addiction and mental health issues.
This course will equip you with an up-to-date knowledge of addiction within a mental health context, as it addresses addiction from psychological, physiological, political and legal points of view. It also provides a strong scientific basis and teaches critical analysis of policy and law from an evidence-based perspective. The role of research is continually emphasised and you'll become an active participant in the creation of knowledge.
Career development is a strong focus of the degree and you'll develop knowledge that will allow you to work in different areas of the addiction field. You'll also develop skills relating to the assessment, management and treatment of addiction.
You'll be taught by practitioners, researchers and scholars in the addiction and mental health fields and be encouraged to become a member of the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA).
The course is assessed through a variety of methods that will allow you to demonstrate your academic knowledge and gain career-ready skills.
You'll be assessed through essays, case studies, oral presentations, critical and systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative research reports.
You will be required to have:
Graduates from other disciplines who have extensive relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the mathematics and English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Students can be accepted on the basis of relevant education and experience. Accredited prior learning can also be accepted for modules in a relevant subject.
Example modules include:
The Addiction and Mental Health MSc will provide you with opportunities to enter or progress within a diverse range of occupations, including psychology, social work and police services.
The course will also allow you to pursue further study in clinical psychology and related disciplines.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.
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