Taught course

Addiction Psychology and Counselling

London South Bank University · Psychology

Entry requirements

Typical applicants are working within drug/alcohol or related fields, with the intellectual competence to work at postgraduate level, and demonstrable character strengths for counselling. Desirably, you would have previous training in psychology/counselling and an inclination towards research. Prospective students will need demonstrable ability to undertake work at a Masters level. For example Honours degree or professional qualifications at 2:2 level/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division/ Plus relevant experience indicative of a motivation to specialise in the addictions area.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is a collaboration between LSBU and the PROMIS Organisation - a leading treatment provider in the field of addictive disorders, with a distinguished record of collaborative research and training with the university sector.

This course will equip students to assess psychological models of counselling approaches; equip students for entry into supervised professional practise as addiction counsellors; provide the training component required for counsellor accreditation by relevant professional bodies, e.g. Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP).

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. Visit our website to find more information.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

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