Substance Misuse & Addiction Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Substance Misuse & Addiction Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code ACE-DSMAS
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Diploma National University of Ireland None
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment NEXT INTAKE September 2023
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE TBC. Applications will open in Summer 2023.

How Do I Apply
Should you have any queries on this, please contact Programme Coordinator Maria Keane at

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Duration 2 years part-time

Tuesday evenings from 6 - 9:00pm during both semesters and there will be a number of Saturday workshops also that run from 10:00 - 4:00pm. Teaching will take place in the HSE St. Mary's Campus Guranabraher in the main and in the UCC main campus (for the Saturday workshops).

Tutorials are also offered every week from 5 - 6pm prior to lectures.
Course Fee €990 per year.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Be at least 23 years of age by 1 January of the year of application

Submit a detailed application form prior to the closing date which will request applicants to present a supplemental statement indicating their reasons for applying for the course...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
This part-time Diploma in Substance Misuse and Addiction Studies course invites students to engage with one of the most important contemporary issues of societal concern. The course will provide students with an introduction to the k...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules (30 Credits)

SS1834 Understanding Drugs in a Social Context (5 Credits)
SS1835 The Role of Drug and Alcohol Policy (5 Credits)
SS1836 Theories of Addiction and Practical Models of Intervention (5 Credits)
SS1837 Diverse Client P...

Assessment Method

Expand+Students on the Diploma in Substance Misuse and Addiction Studies will engage in a range of diverse and interesting assignments which demonstrate that the expected learning outcomes of various modules have been achieved. There are no end of year exam...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
The Diploma in Substance Misuse and Addiction Studies is designed specifically around the core theme of applying addiction theory in a wide range of statutory or voluntary community-based health and social care practic...

Further Enquiries Programme Coordinator: Maria Keane
+353 (0)21 490 4700

Programme Administrator: Deborah Kerrisk
+353 (0)21 490 4737
Location VENUE
UCC Campus
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