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Addiction and Mental Health MSc degree
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).
Where this course can take you
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.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2020/21 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- +Addiction Psychology
- +Law, Policy and Ethics
- +Neuroscience of Addiction and Pharmacotherapy
- +Research Design and Analysis for Psychology
- +Research Project
- +Treatment Interventions