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MSc International Programme in Addiction Studies (Online)

King's College London

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PURPOSE Designed to be the leading international online programme in addiction studies, attracting a range of students from around the world. Its particular emphasis on translation of research into practice and substance abuse policy, as compared with a treatment focus, makes it unique among masters programmes offered in the UK and internationally. DESCRIPTION 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 one 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 teachings periods across the year with a three week break at Christmas time, and another break for part-timers at the end of Julybeginning of August. FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT Each module lasts 10 weeks, followed by one week for review and examination before the start of the next module. Full-time students take two modules at once, part-time students take one module over a 10 week period. Pre-recorded lectures are audio-streamed within the Virtual Learning Environment and assessment is based on participation in non-synchronous online discussions, written assignments, and unseen examinations. APPLYING Apply via Virginia Commonwealth University http:www.vcu.eduidasIPASindex.html.

PURPOSE Designed to be the leading international online programme in addiction studies, attracting a range of students from around the world. Its particular emphasis on translation of research into practice and substance abuse policy, as compared with a treatment focus, makes it unique among masters programmes offered in the UK and internationally. DESCRIPTION The programme focuses on addictions...

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