Addiction Courses

Welcome to the SSA's list of university accredited courses in the field of addiction studies.

We hope that you will find this a useful resource. However, because these courses tend to change from year to year and often at short notice, we cannot guarantee that it is a complete list, nor can we absolutely guarantee that the information will be up to date when you come to read it. If you have any doubts, please contact the institution directly.

Please note that this list is provided for information purposes only. We cannot vouch for the content of the courses and you should check the syllabus carefully to see if it covers what you want to learn.

The SSA has a number of bursaries available for students on these university accredited courses.

POLICY CRITERIA FOR AWARDING STUDY BURSARIES

Bursaries

The Executive Council of the Society for the Study of Addiction has agreed to make bursaries available to individuals who:

  • have been offered a place on a University validated programme in specialist addiction studies;
  • have a demonstrable commitment to working in the addictions field;
  • have not participated in a substantial event of this nature in the six months prior to that for which they have applied (unless the latter is a follow-up event for which they cannot obtain funding)


Applications

For details please click here


List of Courses

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland



England

 

North of England

University

Courses Available

Contact Address

Accrington & Rossendale College FdA in Alcohol and Substance Misuse Work Broad Oak Rd
Accrington
BB5 2AW
United Kingdom

Tel: 01254 354 047
Fax: 01254 354 001
Email: info@accross.ac.uk
Website: www.accrosshighereducation.co.uk/

University of Central Lancashire

Certificate in Substance Use: Effects on the Pregnant Woman and Her Baby

Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse and Mental Health Co-morbidity

School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE

Tel.: 01772 89 4646
Fax: 01772 89 2998

Edge Hill University

 

 

HEA 3126 Substance Misuse

 

HEA 9086 MSc level module Substance misuse

 

 

Steven Jones
Senior Lecturer
Edge Hill University
Faculty of Health
University Hospital Aintree
Longmoor Lane
Liverpool L9 7LN

Tel.:0151 529 6242
Email: joness@edgehill.ac.uk

Leeds Addiction Unit

University of Leeds

 

 

Community Treatment of Substance Misuse (Cert of HE)

Certificate of HE in Addiction Studies by Distance Learning

Diploma of HE in Addiction Studies by Distance Learning

Graduate Diploma in Addiction Studies

BhSc (Hons) Addiction Studies

Christine Weatherill
Leeds Addiction Unit
19 Springfield Mount
Leeds LS2 9NG

Tel.: 0113 855 9591
Fax: 0113 295 1320

Email: lau@leeds.ac.uk

Liverpool John Moores University

Drug Use and Addiction

MSc/PgDip; 2 years MSc, 1 year PgDip

Sally Woods, Programme Leader
School of Psychology , Liverpool John Moores University
Henry Cotton Campus
15-21 Webster Street
Liverpool L3 2ET

Tel.: 0151 231 4048
Fax: 0151 231 4245

Email: s.c.woods@livjm.ac.uk

University of Salford

Addictive
Behaviour

Single Module
(Master's Level 7, 30 Credits)

Faculty of Health & Social Care
School of Social Work, Psychology & Public Health
College of Health & Social Care

Tel.: +44(0)845 234 0184
Fax: +44(0)161 295 2963
Email: chsc@salford.ac.uk

University of Sunderland

The Basis of Substance Use & Misuse (20 Credits at Level 2)

The Interventions and Prevention of Substance Use & Misuse (20 credits at Level 3)


 

Faculty of Applied Sciences
City Campus
University of Sunderland
SR1 3SD

Tel: 0191 515 3869

 

Midlands

University

Courses Available

Contact Address

Keele University

Adolescent Addiction Studies

MSc; Postgraduate Diploma; Postgraduate Certificate; Short Course

Miss Louise Alston, Course Administrator
Academic Psychiatry Unit
Harplands Hospital
Hilton Road
Harpfields
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire ST4 6TH

Tel.: 01782 441 662
Fax: 01782 441 650

Email: l.c.alston@keele.ac.uk

Website: www.keele.ac.uk/depts/pc/

University of Leicester

Foundation Degree in Drug and Alcohol
Counselling and Treatment


(Taught PT on campus, or by distance learning)

Course Administrator
University of Leicester
Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning
14 Salisbury Road
Leicester
LE1 7QR

Tel.: 0116 229 7590

Email: drugalcohol.dl@le.ac.uk

Website: www2.le.ac.uk/departments/lifelong-learning/counselling

 

South of England

University

Courses Available

Contact Address

University of Bath

FdSc Addictions Counselling

Action on Addiction

Tel.: 01985 843780

Email: training@actiononaddiction.org.uk

Web: www.actiononaddiction.org.uk

University of Brighton

 

 

BA (Hons) Criminology and Substance Misuse Interventions.
Full-time and Part-time.

Dr Daren Britt
Senior Lecturer
School of Applied Social Science
University of Brighton
Falmer Campus
Brighton
BN1 9PH

Tel.: 01273 643 448
Email: D.Britt@bton.ac.uk

Bournemouth University

BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Interventions for Addictions (Post-Qualification)

Bournemouth University
Royal London House
Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
Dorset BH1 3LT

Tel.: 08456 501 501 ( UK callers only) / +44 (0)1202 961 916

University of Essex

Certificate in Recognition and Management of Substance Misuse

Denise Green, Undergraduate Administrator

Tel.: 01206 874 888

Email: dagreen@essex.ac.uk

Middlesex University MA Comparative Drug and Alcohol
Studies
Dr Karen Duke, Programme Leader
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
Hendon
London
NW4 4BT

Tel.: 020 8411 6424

Email: k.duke@mdx.ac.uk

University of Plymouth

(At City College Plymouth)

Foundation Degree Substance Misuse Counselling

City College Plymouth
Kings Road
Devonport
Plymouth
Devon PL1 5QG

Tel.: 01752 305 300
Email: reception@cityplym.ac.uk

Broadreach House Training in Partnership with City College Plymouth

 

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Addictions Counselling

Ray van der Poel
Broadreach House
Ocean Quay
Richmond Walk
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 4LL

Tel.: 01752 566211

Email: ray@broadreach-house.org.uk
Web: www.broadreach-house.org.uk

University of Sussex

MSc/PGDip Substance Misuse

FAO Michael Morgan
Dept of Psychology
School of Life Sciences
Pevensey Building
University of Sussex
Falmer
Brighton BN1 9QH

Tel.: +44 (0)273 678 611

Email: psychgrad@sussex.ac.uk

University of West England

BSc(Hons)/DipHE Substance Misuse

CPD Student Adviser
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of the West of England
Glenside Campus
Blackberry hill
Stapleton
Bristol BS16 1DD

Tel.: +44 (0)117 328 1158 / +44 (0)117 958 5655

Email: HSC.CPD@uwe.ac.uk

 

London

University

Courses Available

Contact Address

King's College London

 

 

MSc Addiction Studies (offered FT/PT and also can be taken as a PGCert or PG Dip)









 

Dr Kyle Dyer, Programme Leader
msc-addiction@kcl.ac.uk

National Addiction Centre
Addiction Sciences Building
Institute of Psychiatry (P048)
4 Windsor Walk
London SE5 8AF
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7848 0823

Dual Diagnosis Intervention in Adult Mental Health (short course) (PT)

Alex Harwood, Programme Administrator (Short Courses)
Health Service and Population Research Dept
Institute of Psychiatry
PO Box 30
De Crespigny Park
Denmark Hill
London SE5 8AF

Tel.: 020 7848 5081
Fax: 020 7848 0458
Email: alex.harwood@kcl.ac.uk.

London Metropolitan University

MSc, Addiction Psychology

Admissions Office
London Metropolitan University
166 - 220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB

Tel.: 020 7133 4202
Fax: 020 7133 2677

Email: admissions@londonmet.ac.uk

London South Bank

MSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling

Jacqui Lawrence

The Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road
London SE1 0AA

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7815 5416

Email: lawrenj9@lsbu.ac.uk

St George's London

Postgraduate Diploma in Addictive Behaviour (distance learning)

Dr J Myles, Course Director

Division of Mental Health
St George's
University of London
Cranmer Terrace
London SW17 0RE

Tel.: 020 8725 2781

Email: pgaddiction@sgul.ac.uk

University of West London

 

BSc (Hons) Substance Use and Misuse Studies

Students are able to undertake Credit Bearing (CB) modules at level 6. If students obtain 80 credits then they are able to undertake the 40 credit Dissertation module and will gain a BSc (Hons) in Substance use and Misuse studies. Modules can also be taken individually.

 

Contact details:
Raffaella Milani
Programme Leader
Substance Use and Misuse Studies
University of West London
Paragon House
Boston Manor Road
Brentford
Middlesex TW8 9GA
Tel.: 020 8209 4051
Email: Raffaella.Milani@uwl.ac.uk


Scotland

University

Courses Available

Contact Details

University of Glasgow

 

 

MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert: Drug and Alcohol Studies

Certificate of Higher Education: Drug and Alcohol Practice




All taught at the University of Glasgow

Programme Leader – Archie Fulton
Tel.: 0141 330 8097
Email: archibald.fulton@glasgow.ac.uk

Contact Juliet Westwood
STRADA
University of Glasgow
St Andrew's Building
11 Eldon Street
Glasgow
G3 6NH

T: 0141 330 2400
E: juliet.westwood@glasgow.ac.uk
Web: www.projectststrada.org

University of Stirling

 

 

University Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies

Doctor of Applied Social Research


Rowdy Yates
Senior Research Fellow
Scottish Addiction Studies
Dept of Applied Social Science
University of Stirling
Scotland
Tel.: +44 (0) 1786 467 737
Fax: +44 (0) 1786 466 299
Email: p.r.yates@stir.ac.uk
Web (homepage): http://www.stir.ac.uk/social-science/courses/cpd/drug-alcohol/
Web (online library): www.drugslibrary.stir.ac.uk

University of the West of Scotland

Alcohol and Drug Studies


MSc (FT/PT)

PG Diploma (FT/PT)

PG Certificate (PT)

Ken Barrie
Email: ken.barrie@uws.ac.uk
Tel.: 0141 848 3140
Fax: 0141 848 3891

Alison Fitzpatrick
Centre for Alcohol and Drug Studies
University of Paisley
Paisley PA1 2BE
Tel.: 0141 848 3788
Fax: 0141 848 3891
Email: alison.fitzpatrick@uws.ac.uk

 

Wales

University

Courses Available

Contact Details

NPTC Group Certificate in Higher Education in Substance Misuse Felicity Page
Afan Campus
Margam
Port Talbot
Neath Port Talbot
SA13 2AL

Tel.: 01639 648 221 / 01639 648200
Fax: 01639 648209

Email: felicity.page@nptcgroup.ac.uk

www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/en/courses/higher-education/courses.php?courseID=158

University of Bangor      

 

Substance Misuse Foundation Degree

College of Education and Lifelong Learning
Dean Street
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 1UT

Tel . : 01248 382 708
Fax: 01248 382 044

Email: ll@bangor.ac.uk

University of Glamorgan

Graduate Diploma Substance Misuse: Theory and Practice

Enquiries and Admissions Unit
University of Glamorgan
Pontypridd
Wales CF37 1DL

Tel.: +44 (0)1443 654 450
Fax: +44 (0)1443 654 050

Email: international@glam.ac.uk

NEWI (University of Wales )

BSc (Hons) Substance Use Studies

FdSc Structured Intervention with Drug-related Problems

(Awaiting validation)

North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
Plas Coch Campus
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW

Tel.: 01978 293 439

 

Northern Ireland

No courses currently available

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