Addiction Psychology, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Paisley, United Kingdom
12 months
14500 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
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Master of Science in Addiction Psychology at University of the West of Scotland provides advanced study of the psychological theory underpinning the development and maintenance of pharmacological and behavioural addictions, as well as their evidence-based treatments.


The addictions field is wide in scope and this programme extends beyond traditional substance-related dependence disorders to include a wide range of established and emerging behavioural addictions, such as Internet Gaming and Gambling Disorder.

In addition, with Master of Science in Addiction Psychology at University of the West of Scotland you will learn practical research skills and advanced psychological analytical techniques in the investigation of a range of addiction disorders.


Graduates should find careers in diverse roles within public, private and third sector organisations related to addiction disorder. Specifically in research and support roles in relation to psychological and behavioural disorders, health and well-being.

Programme Structure


  • Psychological Theory of Addiction
  • Current Advances in Addiction Psychology
  • Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies Work-based Learning
  • Understanding Substance Use

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

An Honours degree in Psychology with a classification of 2:1 or above (normally).

Applications will be considered from applicants who have a 2:2 classification if they can demonstrate relevant professional experience that indicates a capability to meet the required academic demands within the course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students cost of study is 7,000£.  

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 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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