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MSc Applied Psychology (Addictions)

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course will equip you with valuable insights into topics including the psycho-pharmacology of addiction, the recent interest in addictive behaviours and the wide ranging implications of addiction for society.

You'll find the course particularly relevant if you are working in the NHS or healthcare independent sector, including addiction clinics, and want to develop your knowledge and understanding of substance misuse and dependence, and other addictive behaviours.

To find out more about our courses, please visit our Psychology blog.

You will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of drug use and addiction relevant to a range of roles and environments
  • Have the ability to focus on your own interests for the dissertation
  • Focus on the application of theory and skills and learn how to transfer this to the workplace

Teaching

This course is taught using a mixture of approaches including the following:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion/debates
  • Video presentation
  • Research seminars and workshops
  • Guest speaker presentations
  • The virtual learning environment, online resources and web-based learning / CD-Rom training packages
  • Student presentations
  • Directed study

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:

  • Theoretical essays
  • Presentation
  • Research proposal
  • Dissertation

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APPLICANT PROFILE

This course is suitable for you if you're a psychology graduate (or graduate of a related discipline), or if you're a health and social care professional interested in focusing your interests in the addictions field and may act as a route towards an academic/research career. This course will also be of particular interest to you if you currently have a role, or wish to have a role, in providing services within addiction across the health, social welfare, education and youth justice services.

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 118 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 56%

    60th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    29th

    57
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    60th

    36

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