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Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies MA

Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Drugs / Alcohol: Awareness

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This master's degree is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of these drug and alcohol issues, including policies and interventions, within a comparative context. It is relevant to policy makers and practitioners, and to students and researchers working in, associated with, or preparing to enter this field. Over the course of the programme you will gain the knowledge and skills required to investigate and analyse drug and alcohol use, problem use, addiction, and their responses, from a multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspective. The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco has become a major concern for most governments across the world. This has resulted in increasing international and European collaboration to devise policies and approaches to address problems related to substance use/misuse. There has also been a considerable expansion in research, data gathering and scientific publishing in many countries and various action plans and strategies have been produced.

This induction aims to: Introduce students to the content and requirements of the programme, to the lecturers in the partner universities, and to an international group of students; Emphasise the comparative and multi-disciplinary nature of the programme; Raise awareness of sources of information and to provide guidance in selecting and using 'evidence' and information from research or other sources; Provide an introduction to main concepts, theories and issues to be addressed in the programme; Provoke a critical appreciation of the problematic and complex nature of drug and alcohol studies; Lay the foundations for students to work collaboratively with others in our partner universities. The Master's provides opportunities for career development for those interested in pursuing links with European and international agencies, by offering work-based learning approaches, and organising work in the field in relevant agencies and in providing possible progression to PhD-level studies.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-21

Modules

This module aims to introduce students to the content and requirements of the programme and of this module, to the lecturers in the partner universities, and to an international group of students; to emphasise the European and multi-disciplinary nature of the programme; to introduce them to sources of information and to provide guidance in selecting and using evidence and information from research or other sources; to provide an introduction to main concepts, theories and issues to be addressed in the programme; to provoke a critical appreciation of the problematic and complex nature of drug and alcohol studies; and to lay the foundations for students to work collaboratively with others in partner universities.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£14,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree or above in an appropriate subject, or an equivalent qualification. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more