Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies MA

Middlesex University
In London (England)

£ 8,200 - (Rs 6,96,963)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Master
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
    October
Description

The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco has become a major concern for most governments across the world. This has resulted in increasing international and European collaboration to devise policies and approaches to address problems related to substance use/misuse. There has also been a considerable expansion in research, data gathering and scientific publishing in many countries and various action plans and strategies have been produced.



This master's degree is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of these drug and alcohol issues, including policies and interventions, within a comparative context. It is relevant to policy makers and practitioners, and to students and researchers working in, associated with, or preparing to enter this field.



Over the course of the programme you will gain the knowledge and skills...

Important information
What are the course objectives?

The programme is taught primarily through distance learning methods complemented by some face to face tuition. The 'Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies' induction is delivered as a four and a half day face to face intensive study block at one of the partner institutions. It brings together staff and students from the other countries delivering the programme. Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are self funded.

Requirements: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
October
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
See map

What you'll learn on the course

Induction
IT
International
Health
Crime
Communication
Skills
Drug
Alcohol
Cultural
Transferable skills
Intervention Skills
Comparative Drug

Course programme

All students are expected to attend the Induction, 'Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies', at the beginning of the programme which is delivered as a face to face intensive study block over four and a half days at one of our partner institutions*.

This induction aims to:

Introduce students to the content and requirements of the programme, to the lecturers in the partner universities, and to an international group of students
Emphasise the comparative and multi disciplinary nature of the programme
Raise awareness of sources of information and to provide guidance in selecting and using 'evidence' and information from research or other sources
Provide an introduction to main concepts, theories and issues to be addressed in the programme
Provoke a critical appreciation of the problematic and complex nature of drug and alcohol studies
Lay the foundations for students to work collaboratively with others in our partner universities.
Overall, the programme consists of five compulsory modules (including an Induction module), plus a Dissertation and two optional modules.

*Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are self funded.
Core modules
Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies (Induction)
Substance Use and Addiction Theories
Responses to Drug and Alcohol Use
Drug and Alcohol Policies in Europe
Dissertation
One of the following:
Research Methods for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Evidence based Practice Applied to Prevention and Treatment
Two of the following:
Drugs and Crime
User Perspectives
Cultural and Social Aspects of Drug and Alcohol Use
Integrated Work and Learning
Not all of the optional modules listed will be available in any one year. Module availability is dependent on staffing and the number of students wishing to take each module.

Additional information

FEES INTERNATIONAL
£12,250 over two years