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Addiction Psychology and Counselling

M.Sc.
36 months
Duration
6890 GBP/year
4593 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from London South Bank University is a well-established route to a professional career in counselling in the addictions field. 

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Overview

You'll normally have a professional, employment or voluntary work interest in addiction but will not necessarily be a graduate. However, if you have an interest in the psychology of addiction and seeking a career in counselling, you'll have particular interest in this programme. 

 Some work experience  in health, community and social services settings is normally required, and it is expected that in the first year you'll seek experience in appropriate work settings related to addiction. In the second year students must have a counselling placement sufficient to provide 100 hours of supervised practice  before entering the final year. Learn more with the  Addiction Psychology and Counselling programme at London South Bank University .

Employability

There is a rapidly increasing demand for addiction counsellors in health and social services and a variety of community settings. Students may apply to the Alcohol Research (UK) for financial support to cover the cost of fees. Employers are also frequently prepared to give financial support to those counsellors, nurses, social and community workers and others whose employment involves working with those who are experiencing problems associated with addiction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical foundations of addiction and counselling psychology
  • Therapeutic counselling theory and practice
  • Professional practice in addiction counselling
  • Advanced addiction psychology
  • Advanced theory and practice in therapeutic counselling
  • Research methods in professional practice
  • Research project in addiction psychology/therapy

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General 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

Work experience

Relevant experience indicative of a motivation to specialise in the addictions area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6890 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6890 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4593 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4593 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. 

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries.

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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