Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Addictions

This Public Health Addictions MSc from LJMU's Public Health Institute examines the evidence base of harms/risks relating to addictions and ways to reduce them. - Study on this ground-breaking course, unique in the north west - Explore the evidence base of addiction harms and risks and the policies used to reduce them - Discover course content informed by key research in alcohol and drug addiction - Benefit from support and guidance for placement learning opportunities One of only a handful of courses in the UK, Public Health (Addictions) turns its back on the treatment of addiction as a behaviour and looks at its wider social and political aspects. The issues relating to addiction continue to be major public health challenges facing communities around the world, with wide ranging consequences for the individual concerned, their families and society as a whole.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: • a good honours degree in any health or social science-related discipline or • equivalent professional qualifications and experience Additional Information: • RPL is accepted on this programme • IELTs score of 6.5 or above (minimum 5.5 in each component) • Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time If you have any specific queries, please contact health@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Understanding Addictions (20 credits) Addictions: Policy and Interventions (20 credits) Epidemiology (20 credits) Public Health: Policy and Practice (20 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Optional Modules Violence (10 credits) Health Improvement (20 credits) Health Protection (10 credits) Systematic Review (10 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. On this course there are few written exams as most assessments involve essays and reports, with poster presentations and, of course, the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health)
Telephone number: 
01512315829