King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Addiction Studies (International)

The programme focuses on addictions policy, programme development and evaluation as well as evidenced-based practice. Many postgraduate programmes concerned with substance abuse focus on clinical issues germane to service provision. This programme offers a unique study opportunity addiction in its broadest sense, covering key issues from an international viewpoint. Knowledge of basic statistics and data analysis methods are essential as the completion of a small research project is a key component of this programme.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (2:1) or equivalent (in either medicine or psychology; or in any subject related to the addictions followed by a relevant health-related postgraduate diploma or certificate); candidates without a 1st degree but with a professional qualification or demonstrable significant professional experience may be considered with the following requirements: submission of a written essay; initial enrolment onto the PG Certificate in Addiction Studies (60 credits encompassing modules 1, 2 and 3) with subsequent progression onto the MSc dependent upon completion of the PG Cert with a pass with merit average across the fundamental modules.

Course modules

Modules include: Addiction policy; biological basis of addiction; public health issues and approaches to addiction; treatment of addiction: critical issues; treatment of addiction: pharmacotherapies; treatment of addiction: psychosocial interventions; research methodology in addictions; research project in addictions.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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