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Addiction Psychology and Counselling MSc

Addiction Psychology and Counselling MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Addiction / Substance Abuse: Support / Counselling Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc is a well-established route to a professional career in counselling in the addictions field. Accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) it meets the training needs for you to become accredited as an addiction counsellor. 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. This course distinctively: explores the psychological basis of generic and counselling strategies; equips you to assess psychological models of counselling approaches; provides for a supervised professionally-oriented empirical research dissertation in the final (MSc) year. These professional aims are underpinned by a detailed study of the psychology of addiction embracing the main theories of the development of addictive behaviours; the principal approaches to counselling and treatment of addictive disorders; and training in research in the field of addictions. 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. Students will also achieve PgDip award during this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

36 months

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

You will be introduced to psychological theory and research that is essential to our understanding of counselling theory and practice in both generic and addiction counselling. You will explore a range of available research on the causes and treatment of addiction, allowing you to begin to make your own judgments about the suitability of treatment approaches. In addition you will be provided with an account of the principal psychological theories of the person in society that have influenced the development of current counselling practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,483

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£17,225

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an 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.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more