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Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) MSc

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


As the only programme of its kind in the UK and Europe, this programme offers enormous benefits to students with aspirations of becoming leaders in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis). The course is specifically aimed at practitioners who are either in roles of leadership or are currently considering career options to move to such positions. This part-time programme is taught through distance learning methods.

Why study MSc Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) at Middlesex University?

This programme aims to develop your mastery in Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) related skills and knowledge, for successful contribution to enhanced professional practice and service development within this field. You will gain the knowledge and expertise to critically understand and utilise advanced research skills and your leadership skills in service and practice development will also be stimulated and fostered.

This programme also aims to enhance your professional and career development in the mental health and substance use (Dual Diagnosis) service and practice development field. You will undertake a work based project (60 credits at level 7) which allows you to undertake a piece of applied research which is relevant to your own work and the organisation you work for.

This course will benefit individuals working in:

  • mental health
  • the drug and alcohol sector
  • primary care
  • community care
  • criminal justice systems
  • government agencies
  • education
  • youth work
  • social work
  • allied health


How is the MSc Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) taught?

Each module involves a variety of assessments including coursework, reports, case studies, viva voce assessment, digital story, critical appraisal of leadership and service-related research projects.

Once enrolled you will access the course learning materials and discussions via the University's student portal and virtual learning environment, Unihub which is available 24/7. Tutorial support will be provided in MyLearning, the university online teaching portal. Additional help will be offered via email, telephone and video conferencing to all distance learning students during term time.

We’re planning different scenarios for teaching so we can be flexible. While we’re social distancing, we currently plan to teach your course online through a mixture of live interactive sessions and independent learning. This will ensure you’re equipped with the same skills as on campus study, and offer you an engaging learning experience where you can meet and network with your lecturers and fellow students through online platforms. We are also exploring opportunities for face-to-face interactive sessions with smaller groups of students and staff where possible and we can make the appropriate arrangements. You will still be able to access bookable study spaces on campus, and any of the facilities and support services which are open, as well as our extensive online support.

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University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 77 15

    29th out of 79 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    100 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    117 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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