12 months
16225 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
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This Addiction and Mental Health degree from London Metropolitan University will allow you to pursue or advance a career in a range of fields including addiction and substance use, mental health and medical disciplines. Our multi-disciplinary approach will give you a rounded, holistic understanding of the complexities of addiction within a mental health context.

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On this Addiction and Mental Health degree from London Metropolitan University , you’ll develop a broad scientific knowledge base, learning how to critically approach addictive behaviours, mental health conditions and understand how the two interact.

At the core of this course are theoretical models and critical approaches around addictive behaviours and mental health conditions. Knowing how to intervene in an addiction and mental health context is key and complex. This master’s course allows you to build your understanding of intervention and learn about neuroscience and pharmacotherapy in relation to addiction.

In order to develop a broad knowledge base, we’ll guide you through the legal framework, relevant policies and ethical arguments to give you a complete, holistic understanding from a societal perspective.

By engaging with evidence, you’ll learn to determine for yourself what counts as robust and forward-thinking in the field.

We focus on your career development and giving you the knowledge and skills to work in areas across the addiction sector. You'll be taught by practitioners and researchers in the addiction and mental health fields about the assessment, management and treatment of addiction.

Where this course can take you

Completing this master’s degree will help you identify and pursue a career that’s important to you.

Our programme of studies will strengthen pathways toward a career as an addictions practitioner or a career in research studying addictive behaviours. Many of our graduates have found that their studies help them enter a range of careers, including clinical psychology, social work and para-medical disciplines.

Alternatively, you may already work in addiction services and therefore this course aims to strengthen your career progression.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Addiction Psychology
  • Law, Policy and Ethics
  • Neuroscience of Addiction and Pharmacotherapy 
  • Psychopathology 
  • Research Design and Analysis for Psychology
  • Research Project 
  • Treatment Interventions 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you submit your application to us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree in social sciences, health, education or human sciences.

Graduates from other disciplines who have extensive relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16225 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16225 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • UK: £1,035  per 20 credits
  • Int: £1,805 per 20 credits

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.


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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