Community & Addiction Studies

This programme has been designed in consultation with sectoral experts and employers, to ensure that content is relevant to community and addiction services in Ireland. Students on this programme will develop competencies and skills that will enable them to enter careers in community development and work with communities affected by addiction. This will include the social, economic and political issues affecting addiction, society and social groups; the role of development in addressing poverty, inequality and social exclusion; the impact of global processes on society and an understanding of the dynamic factors affecting addiction. There is a very substantial practical and applied component to this programme, so students will develop the real skills and competencies required for the workplace. A practical placement in years two and three are a key element of the programme, which will allow students apply their learning in a real-life environment. Potential Applicants please note: All applicants accepting a place on this programme will be required to obtain Garda Clearance prior to full registration on the programme.