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Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies (Distance)
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Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies (Distance)

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
 2135 Points
2 Years
Start date
Oct 2023

Program Description

The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco has become a major concern for most governments across the world. This has resulted in increasing international and European collaboration to devise policies and approaches to address problems related to substance use/misuse. There has also been a considerable expansion in research, data gathering and scientific publishing in many countries and various action plans and strategies have been produced.

This master's degree is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of these drug and alcohol issues, including policies and interventions, within a comparative context. It is relevant to policy makers and practitioners, and to students and researchers working in, associated with, or preparing to enter this field.

Over the course of the programme you will gain the knowledge and skills required to investigate and analyse drug and alcohol use, problem use, addiction, and their responses, from a multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspective.

Entry Requirements

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Compulsory Modules

Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies (Induction) (Non-credit bearing)

Substance Use and Addiction Theories

Responses to Drug and Alcohol Use

Drug and Alcohol Policies in Europe


Compulsory Modules (Choose 1)

Research Methods for Drug and Alcohol Studies

Evidence-based Practice Applied to Prevention and Treatment

Optional Modules (Choose 2)

Drugs and Crime

User Perspectives

Cultural and Social Aspects of Drug and Alcohol Use

Integrated Work and Learning


The addictions field is multi-disciplinary and entrants will come from a range of different educational and professional backgrounds including:

  • nursing
  • social work
  • probation
  • research
  • management

The MA Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies will be a valuable asset to developing and furthering a career in the drug and alcohol field either in the UK or abroad.

There are a number of career options in:

  • research
  • public or government services
  • voluntary organisations
  • non-governmental organisations

The course aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and practical skills to develop careers in research and practice within the field of drug and alcohol practice, education and research, both nationally and within the wider international context.


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