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International Addiction Studies

King's College London

12 months
32400 GBP/year
32400 GBP/year
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The Master of Science in International Addiction Studies (IPAS) course at King's College London offers students cross‐cultural exposure to critical prevention and treatment practices, as well as research and policy issues in the field of addiction.


This Master of Science in International Addiction Studies (IPAS) course at King's College London provides unique opportunities to study addiction in its broadest sense and examine key issues from an international perspective.

Key benefits

  • A unique programme that focuses on the similar international trends in policy, global epidemiology of substance-related morbidity and mortality, and evidence-based treatment and prevention practices.

  • Exclusive online access to lectures produced exclusively for the course by International experts in the addictions field.

  • Course members are considered students of all three universities concurrently with access to all online resources available from each of the partners.

  • You will receive personalised support from our dedicated module leaders throughout the course.

  • Course graduates will receive a triple-badge diploma jointly conferred by the three teaching institutions.

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme have taken leadership roles in clinical settings, working as drug workers, substance misuse nurse specialists, psychologists, addiction psychiatrists and managers of addiction services. 

Our graduates have also taken policy positions in national and international organisations, while others have undertaken further academic research and gone on to complete a PhD or a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Addiction Policy 
  • Biological Basis of Addiction 
  • Public Health Issues & Approaches to Addiction 
  • Treatment of Addiction: Critical Issues
  • Treatment of Addiction: Pharmacotherapies 
  • Treatment of Addiction: Psychosocial Interventions 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • MSc: 180 credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students from outside the US must have qualified for an honours degree (level 2A or 1) or professional bachelor degree in an appropriate field of study at a recognised tertiary institution, or have a bachelor’s degree plus at least five years’ related professional work experience. US students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study.  
  • Students must have a high level of proficiency in English, demonstrated by completion of a university qualification study in the English language, or by meeting one of the following English language requirements: an IELTS score of 7.0, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based).
  • Students must have good academic references
  • Students must have access to reliable internet and be computer literate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • MSc: USD $14,000 (first year) / USD $18,000 (2nd year)
  • PG Certificate: USD $10,800
  • PG Diploma: USD $21,600


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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International Addiction Studies
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