We hope that you will find this a useful resource. These addictions-related courses are listed by UK region and cover undergraduate, post-graduate and diploma courses.

Because these courses tend to change from year to year and often at short notice we cannot guarantee that it is a complete list of all eligible UK addictions courses, nor can we absolutely guarantee that the information will be up to date when you come to read it. Please visit the institution’s website or contact them directly to confirm that the course you are interested in is available.


Please note that this list is provided for information purposes only. You should check the syllabus carefully to see if it covers what you want to learn.

The SSA has an annual bursary budget to fund students taking UK-based addictions students, disbursed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Bursary applications from students on courses, such as public-health, not specifically based in addictions, will be considered where the applicant provides evidence of an addiction-focus to their intended study.

England – London

MSc/PG Cert in Addiction Studies
King’s College London

MSc in Addiction and Mental Health
London Metropolitan University

Nursing (Mental Health Nursing), MSc
University of Greenwich

BSc Psychology (Addiction Psychology)
London South Bank University

MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling
London South Bank University

MA in Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies
Middlesex University

MSc Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis)
Middlesex University

BSc (hons) Addiction Studies (top up)
University of West London

BSc (hons) Psychology with Addiction Studies
University of West London

Continuing Professional Development 20 credits modules at Level 6 and 7
University of West London

MSc Clinical Practice
University of West London

England – North

FdA in Alcohol and Substance Misuse Work
Accrington & Rossendale College

Post Graduate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Addictions: Policy and Interventions
Liverpool John Moores University

Post Graduate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Understanding Addictions
Liverpool John Moores University

MSc Post Graduate Research Programme
Liverpool John Moores University

MSc Public Health (Addictions)
Liverpool John Moores University

MSc / PGDip / PGCert Applied Psychology (Addictions)
University of Salford

England – South

BSc (hons) Substance Misuse
University of the West of England


Modules – Substance Misuse Over The Lifespan
Edinburgh Napier University

Modules – Substance Use, Families and Society
Edinburgh Napier University

MSc Substance Use
University of Stirling

Postgraduate Cert / Dip / MSc in Contemporary Drug & Alcohol Studies
University of the West of Scotland


Certificate in Higher Education in Substance Misuse
NPTC Group


Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (for individuals working in the substance misuse sector)
The Open University