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Addiction Psychology

University of the West of Scotland

Venues

Paisley Campus

Content

The MSc Addiction Psychology provides advanced study of the psychological theory underpinning the development and maintenance of pharmacological and behavioural addictions, as well as their evidence-based treatments.

The addictions field is wide in scope and this programme extends beyond traditional substance-related dependence disorders to include a wide range of established and emerging behavioural addictions, such as Internet Gaming and Gambling Disorder.

In addition, you will learn practical research skills and advanced psychological analytical techniques in the investigation of a range of addiction disorders.

A strong applied focus reflects the teaching and research strengths of the psychology group, with emphasis on the importance of employability. We support students in developing and recognising both generic and transferable skills. The master's course provides a solid foundation for doctoral level study.

You can exit after 18 months with PgDip.

Entry Requirements

An Honours degree in Psychology at 2:1 or above.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years

Faculty

School of Education and Social Sciences

Department

Social Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.uws.ac.uk