London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This 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. 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). The course is assessed through a variety of methods that will allow you to demonstrate your academic knowledge and gain career-ready skills. You'll be assessed through essays, case studies, oral presentations, critical and systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative research reports. Students can be accepted on the basis of relevant education and experience. Accredited prior learning can also be accepted for modules in a relevant subject. 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,600 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,600 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,890 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will be required to have: a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree in social sciences, health, education or human sciences. Graduates from other disciplines who have extensive relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.