Master of Science in Addiction Studies

The University of Adelaide

Our Master of Science in Addiction Studies (International Programme in Addiction Studies) offers you a unique pathway to making a difference. par par 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. par par What will you do?par par Learn from world experts in addiction.par Access multiple libraries and resources.par Explore all aspects of addiction-from pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to public health and policy.par Work through forward-thinking lectures, readings and modules.par Develop international networks.par Study from anywhere in the world.par

Entry Requirements:

Relevant postgraduate degree; or professional Bachelor degree; or relevant degree with high level of academic achievement and Honours degree


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.

Subjects you can Study:

Addiction studies

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.

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

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