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The Master of Science in Addiction Studies from University of Adelaide offers you a unique pathway to making a difference. On completion of the degree, you’ll be recognised as a graduate of all three universities. 


What will you do?

  • Learn from world experts in addiction.
  • Access multiple libraries and resources.
  • Explore all aspects of addiction—from pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to public health and policy.
  • Work through forward-thinking lectures, readings and modules.
  • Develop international networks.
  • Study from anywhere in the world.

We accept applications until 1 July and classes commence in August of each academic year. 

Where could it take you?

Maybe you’re in law enforcement or social work and want to support changes in your community. Perhaps you’re a counsellor looking to take on a specialised role in addiction. Maybe you’re a research scientist or a public health graduate pursuing innovation and policy changes. 

Career Readiness

This Addiction Studies program from University of Adelaide aims to develop professionals who are fully prepared to assume leadership roles in the addictions field throughout the world. It offers students depth and overview of the addiction field and enables them to improve career prospects and move into higher positions in the workforce.

The Master of Science in Addiction Studies (International Program in Addiction Studies) does not offer training in clinical and counselling skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Basis of Addiction
  • Public Health Issues and Approaches to Addiction
  • Treatment of Addiction: Psychosocial Interventions
  • Treatment of Addiction: Pharmacotherapies
  • Treatment of Addiction: Critical Issues
  • Addiction Policies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Number 00123M 

  • US students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study. Students from outside the US must have completed an honours degree (level 2A or 1) or professional bachelor degree in an appropriate field of study at a recognised tertiary institution 
  • Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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