King's College London

Course Introduction

This programme provides postgraduate education in addictions, focussing upon recent biological, psychological and socio'environmental advances in the conceptualisation of drug use and addiction, and its effective prevention and treatment. Theoretical evidence is positioned within the context of policy development, while emphasis is placed upon facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills to the workplace.

Course Modules

Modules: introduction to addiction science and theory; psychopharmacology of drug action and addiction; research methods, critical appraisal and statistics; contemporary advances in addiction research, policy, prevention and practice; advanced addiction practice; research project. Optional modules: advanced addiction biology; advanced clinical management of addiction.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree (2.1 or above) 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); or a professional qualification or demonstrable significant professional experience may be considered with the following requirements: a) submission of a written essay; b) 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £23,340  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,960  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgCert £7,780  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgCert £3,320  Academic year. First year home fees