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M.Sc. On Campus

Addiction Psychology and Counselling

London South Bank University

36 months
Duration
7450 GBP/year
5000 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.

Accreditation

 Accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP).

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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

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/ Plus relevant experience indicative of a motivation to specialise in the addictions area.

Work experience

 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7450 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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