Taught course

Public Health Addictions

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a good honours degree in any health or social science-related discipline
or
  • equivalent professional qualifications and experience
Additional Information:
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • IELTs score of 6.5 or above (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time
If you have any specific queries, please contact health@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Public Health Addictions MSc from LJMU’s Public Health Institute examines the evidence base of harms/risks relating to addictions and ways to reduce them.
  • Study on this ground-breaking course, unique in the north west
  • Explore the evidence base of addiction harms and risks and the policies used to reduce them
  • Discover course content informed by key research in alcohol and drug addiction
  • Benefit from support and guidance for placement learning opportunities
One of only a handful of courses in the UK, Public Health (Addictions) turns its back on the treatment of addiction as a behaviour and looks at its wider social and political aspects. The issues relating to addiction continue to be major public health challenges facing communities around the world, with wide ranging consequences for the individual concerned, their families and society as a whole.

This MSc in Public Health (Addiction) builds on the Public Health Institute's extensive research portfolio of primary research, evaluation, evidence review and intelligence systems, covering the areas of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, psychology and criminology, many have also worked in drug or alcohol support capacities.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquires
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090