Taught course

Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies

Institution
Middlesex University · School of Law
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Qualifications

  • We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above in an appropriate subject, or an equivalent qualification
  • Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco has become a major concern for most governments across the world. This has resulted in increasing international and European collaboration to devise policies and approaches to address problems related to substance use/misuse. There has also been a considerable expansion in research, data gathering and scientific publishing in many countries and various action plans and strategies have been produced.

This master's degree is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of these drug and alcohol issues, including policies and interventions, within a comparative context. It is relevant to policy makers and practitioners, and to students and researchers working in, associated with, or preparing to enter this field.

Over the course of the programme you will gain the knowledge and skills required to investigate and analyse drug and alcohol use, problem use, addiction, and their responses, from a multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspective.

The master's is being run jointly by four universities: Middlesex University; Aarhus University (Denmark); University del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogardo" (Italy); and Universitas Miguel Hernandez de Elche-Alicante (Spain). With access to a group of European teachers and students, you will have opportunities to share research findings as well as experiences and personal knowledge about your own countries. You will also have the chance to study in partner universities or undertake placements in Europe and international agencies and gain career development through utilising work-based learning approaches and internships.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time per taught credit: £50; Part-time per dissertation credit: £25
International students
Part-time per taught credit: £84; Part-time per dissertation credit: £42

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Karen Duke
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk