The Programme has been designed to be the leading international online programme in addiction studies, attracting a range of students from around the world. Its particular emphasis on the translation of research into practice and substance abuse policy, as compared with a treatment focus, makes it unique among Master's programmes offered in the UK and internationally.
The Programme focuses on addictions policy, programme development and evaluation as well as evidenced based practice. Many postgraduate programmes concerned with substance abuse focus on clinical issues germane to service provision. This Programme offers a unique study opportunity addiction in its broadest sense, covering key issues from an international viewpoint. Knowledge of basic statistics and data analysis methods are essential as the completion of a small research project is a key component of this programme.
The Programme aims to develop professionals who are prepared to assume leadership roles in the addictions field throughout the world.
This is an opportunity for students in all areas of the globe, both urban and rural, to obtain a graduate degree delivered by top experts in the field in the three leading countries for addictions.
Full-time students take two modules at a time, part-time students take one module both running over a 10 week semester. Full-time students should expect to spend about 30-40 hours per week on coursework. Part-time students can expect to spend about 15-20 hours per week. Time is spent following narrated lectures, set reading assignments, online discussion board, mandatory review exercises, writing essay assignments, and exams. There are four teaching periods across the year with a three week break at Christmas time, and another break for part-timers at the end of July/beginning of August.
Dr Kyle Dyer
Jointly awarded by King's College London and University of Adelaide, Australia and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond USA
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, August to August.
Online, with access to facilities at King's, University of Adelaide and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Students follow a variety of careers e.g. clinical specialist/director, positions in local/national organisations requiring understanding of policies dissemination at local/state/national/international level, manager of addictions services, drug worker, substance misuse nurse specialist, psychology assistant, research assistant, or further study e.g. PhD or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme.
Year of entry 2013