M.Sc. Drug and Alcohol Policy

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR14200 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
The course is aimed primarily at those who hold management or policy-making positions in any of the human service organisations which deal with drug and alcohol problems, but it also seeks to attract professionals who might play a leadership role in addictions work within their own professions.

Description of Drug and Alcohol Policy

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This course has been designed to offer a broad critical understanding of how society attempts to prevent or respond to problems associated with the use of licit and illicit drugs, as well as a more specific opportunity to develop research, management and policy-making skills in this area.

The course is aimed primarily at those who hold management or policy-making positions in any of the human service organisations which deal with drug and alcohol problems, but it also seeks to attract professionals who might play a leadership role in addictions work within their own professions.

Candidates from the first category might include: middle-ranking or senior civil servants or health board officials; directors or senior workers from voluntary drug and alcohol services; senior officials from the Probation and Welfare Service, the Prison Service or the Garda Siochana; members of Local Drugs Tasks Forces. Candidates from the second category might include: family doctors, community pharmacists, teachers, social workers, public health nurses, and other community care personnel. Candidates must have current or recent experience of either direct service provision, administration or policymaking relevant to the addictions field.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline September
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14200 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 7250 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

Students attend College for a three-day block each month over a period of two years, during which they take the following six 40-hour modules:

  • Alcohol and Drugs - Use & Problem Use
  • National and International Policy
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Research Seminars
  • Therapeutic Interventions into Problem Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Service Management

Requirements for Drug and Alcohol Policy

By application and interview. There will be an intake to this course every second year (even years).

Candidates must have current or recent experience of either direct service provision, administration or policymaking relevant to the addictions field.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5
  • TOEFL: 88 iBT, 230-computer based, 570 paper based
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C

Work Experience for Drug and Alcohol Policy

No work experience is required.

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