Addiction Studies

The full-time day programme is one year in duration and contains three twelve week semesters. The course has four key components: An academic programme of lectures A weekly seminar with emphasis on research Clinical visits to addiction treatment centres A period of research for an extended thesis The academic component and weekly integrative seminar provide a firm foundation in core addiction issues while the clinical visits provide students with direct experience of the nature of the problems posed by addiction. The concluding period of research provides students with the opportunity to collate their study and develop a thesis question in the field of addiction studies. The taught courses cover semesters 1 and 2 (October to May), and the clinical visits straddle semesters 2 and 3 (February to August). Independent research is pursued during semester 3 (May to August). There is also the availability of a January intake. For part-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over two years and contains 5 twelve-week semesters and will require daytime attendance.