M.Sc. On Campus

Public Health (Addictions)

Liverpool John Moores University

12 months
15600 GBP/year
7250 GBP/year
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This Public Health (Addictions) MSc from Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute examines the evidence base of harms/risks relating to addictions and ways to reduce them.


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) at Liverpool John Moores University 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.

This education programme enables you to work with leading academics in the field, providing specialist knowledge and insights into a wide range of addiction issues. Additionally, the Public Health Institute is able to call on the experience of an established network of practitioners and policy makers to make a unique educational experience.


As a graduate of this course you will probably go on to work in areas improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations, taking up a role in the voluntary or private sectors.

Many Public Health graduates go on to work in the NHS or for local authorities. You may, however, choose to advance your research career or undertake further study to PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health: Policy and Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Understanding Addictions
  • Addictions: Policy and Interventions
  • Dissertation
  • Public Health Epidemiology, Intelligence and Health Protection

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  a good honours degree in any health or social science-related discipline
  • equivalent professional qualifications and experience
  • Additional Information:
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15600 GBP/year
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  • National

    7250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
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