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Course summary

Why study this course 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. More about this course 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).

Modules

Example modules include: Treatment Intervention (core, 20 credits); Research Design and Analysis for Psychology (core, 20 credits); Addiction Psychology (core, 20 credits); Neuroscience of Addiction and Pharmacotherapy (core, 20 credits); Psychopathology; Law, Policy and Ethics; Research Project.

Assessment method

The course is assessed through a variety of tasks that allow for the demonstration of academic learning through mechanisms that support employability skills. Thus, students are assessed through essay, case studies, oral presentations, critical and systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative research reports.


Entry requirements

You will be required to have at a minimum a lower second-class Honours degree in the area of social sciences, health, education and human sciences e.g. social work, psychology, medicine, biomedical science, nursing, health promotion or social work. 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


English language requirements

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.

Please see our English language requirements for more details.

https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/applying/english-language-requirements/postgraduate/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
EU £18150 Whole course
International £18150 Whole course
Channel Islands £18150 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £18150 Whole course

Additional fee information

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.
Addiction and Mental Health at London Metropolitan University - UCAS