Taught course

Public Health (Addictions)

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

You will need a good Honours degree in any health or social science-related discipline. Equivalent professional qualifications and experience will also be considered.

International applicants require:

  • Equivalent qualifications
  • An IELTs score of 6.5 or above (minimum 6.0 in each component), or an equivalent English Language qualification

This course will only run subject to minimum numbers.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence. This programme requires an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent (minimum 5.5 in each component).

Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application.

In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study for a Masters in Public Health (Addictions) at Liverpool John Moores University’s renowned Public Health Institute. This innovative course examines the evidence base of harms and risks relating to addictions and how to reduce them.

  • Unique in the North West, this ground-breaking course enables you to study at LJMU's world renowned Public Health Institute
  • 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
  • Support and guidance for placement learning opportunities
  • This course will only run subject to minimum numbers
Developed by LJMU’s world renowned Public Health Institute and offered since 2014, this programme aims to improve understanding of the impact of addictions on public health.
Students come from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, psychology and criminology, many have also worked in drug or alcohol support capacities.The Public Health Institute offers a flexible approach to learning with full and part time study options available. Many modules are stand-alone CPD courses, helping you to study at your own pace and plan your education around your work and family life.
With an emphasis on guided independent learning, you can expect to attend University two days a week (full time) or one day a week (part time). You can, however, spread your learning over a longer period if required.
On joining the course you will be appointed a personal tutor who will provide academic and pastoral support. You will also have at least one supervisor for the duration of your dissertation module.
Formal Teaching takes place in Tithebarn Street which is part of the city centre campus. This vibrant location offers everything you could possibly need during your studies. Tutorial space is also available in the Henry Cotton building.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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