The University of Adelaide

Master of Science in Addiction Studies

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Our Master of Science in Addiction Studies (International Programme in Addiction Studies) offers you a unique pathway to making a difference. It's delivered online through three of the world's leading universities in addiction sciences: The University of Adelaide; Virginia Commonwealth University; and the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. On completion of the degree, you'll be recognised as a graduate of all three universities. What will you do?Learn from world experts in addiction.Access multiple libraries and resources.Explore all aspects of addiction-from pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to public health and policy.Work through forward-thinking lectures, readings and modules.Develop international networks.Study from anywhere in the world.

Designed for

Professional and recent graduates in a range of fields such as health, law enforcement and policy


Students complete 8 core courses in Alcohol and Drug Studies in an intensive mode over a 12-month period or part-time over 24 months. The program starts in August each year and has three trimesters. Part-time students take one course at a time, full-time students two.


  • Addiction studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Relevant postgraduate degree
  • Or professional Bachelor degree
  • Or relevant degree with high level of academic achievement and Honours degree

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace No

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Campuses: North Terrace.

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Further information

The Master of Science in Addiction Studies (International Programme in Addiction Studies) will not train clinical or counselling skills. This program is appropriate for professional and recent graduates in a range of fields, such as health, counselling, law enforcement, social work, science and policy. Graduates of the program are prepared to translate research into more effective treatment and prevention interventions and more effective public health policies at local, national and international level; and become specialists in addiction by integrating program material into their work.

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