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Addiction Recovery, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The M.Sc is designed for Addiction Recovery Practitioners working across the Addiction and support services. The course is a fusion between Public Health, Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. It is the first course of its kind in Ireland.

Overview

The course has a number of unique strengths:  
  • This Masters in Addiction Recovery course is the first of its kind in Ireland with no identical course offered internationally.
  • The interdisciplinary collective strengths of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences regarding lecture provision from the Schools of Pharmacy and Health Service Executive, as well as other leading addiction practitioners within non-statutory services are unprecedented.
  • The course content will be underpinned by the integration of pioneering research in the field of Addiction Recovery to ensure the focus of the material delivered is current evidenced based research, which will, in turn, inform evidenced based best practice.
  • The teaching staff includes clinicians and service providers who are at the forefront of Addiction Recovery treatment, research and policy in Ireland.
  • The course curriculum corresponds directly with the actions set out in the National Drug Strategy (NDS) ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017 – 2025’ as well as the principle for recovery as set out by the Recovery Academies of Ireland, UK, Scotland, Australia and the United States.
COURSE AIMS
  • To bring the core theory of Addiction Recovery (AR) to health and social care students and to support the application of the AR model in the health and social care domains of practice.
  • To critically appraise and analyse the factors impeding implementation of an Addiction Recovery model in a variety of settings.
  • To foster multi-disciplinary learning in an academic setting where the multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational backgrounds of the students will be developed as a source of learning.

Programme Structure

The course comprises the following taught modules, which might be altered depending on the staff availability: Current and Historical Approaches to the Theory and Treatment of Addiction, Basic Concepts and Policy in Recovery: Research Methodology 1, Research Methodology 2, Substance Addiction Psychopharmacology, Neurobiology of Addiction, Social Policies and Social Context of Addiction Recovery, Theory, Techniques and interventions, Clinical Application of Evidenced Based Intervention, Mental Health and Supervised Clinical Application 1, Mental Health and Supervised Clinical Application 2 (emphasis on Adolescent Populations), and Implementation Strategies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Graduate level 2.1, prospective students will be graduates in a health or social care related discipline with at least 3 years professional experience.   Other applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances, based on workplace experience.  In the case of applicants with no professional experience a submission may be considered by the course committee where the student can secure placement for the duration of the course and the course committee are satisfied that the student will adequately benefit from completing the course.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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