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Addiction Psychology and Counselling MSc

London South Bank University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Southwark Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

Overview

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 are seeking a career in counselling, you'll have particular interest in this programme. Some work experience in health, community and social service settings, and/or some background in counselling/psychological helper skills is normally required to join the course. It is also 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.

Teaching and learning

As an Applied Sciences student, you will be allocated a named academic tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your academic tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your academic tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.

Your academic tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your academic tutor a minimum of once per semester for 30 minutes throughout your course. This is often supplemented with additional meetings arranged via email as and when students need support. In addition to this Learning Support hours for all teaching staff will be advertised and available for you to book additional time for support related to a specific teaching session.

Employability

There is a rapidly increasing demand for addiction counsellors in health and social services and a variety of community settings, and also in private practice. Employers are often prepared to give financial support for training and other incentives 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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,235per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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London South Bank University

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, Southwark, SE1 0AA, England

Located minutes from the centre of London, LSBU is in the heart of the action, with accommodation on campus.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 118 7

    20th out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

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    104 48%

    100th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    99th

    55
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    127 73%

    31st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

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    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    42nd

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