Addiction Studies

Dublin Business School


Course Name Addiction Studies
Course Provider Dublin Business School
Course Code 19745 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters MA
Application Date

Expand+We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2019.

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and submit it online or return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following doc...

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Expand+Full-time: 1 year.
Part-time: 2 years (will require daytime attendance).

The full-time day programme is one year in duration and contains three 12-week semesters. The taught modules cover Semesters 1 and 2 (October to May), and the c...

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Entry Requirements

Expand+To be considered for admission, applicants must:

- Hold a minimum second-class honours (2.2) degree in any humanities or social science discipline from a recognised third-level institution, or equivalent qualification, or

- Be a graduate of any...


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The Postgraduate School of Arts is dedicated to the mission of DBS to provide students with the opportunity to develop themselves academically as well as personally through study within the arts, humanities and social sc...

Course Content

The MA in Addiction Studies is a rigorous and formal exploration of addictions from a variety of academic and scientific perspectives: sociological, cultural, psychological, anthropological and psychoanalytic. The programme is concerne...

Subjects Taught Semester 1
Basic Concepts in Psychoanalysis
Approaches to the Theory and Treatment of Addiction
Research Methods I
Transference Issues in Addiction Treatment
Addiction Psychopharmacology

Semester 2
Psychoanalysis and Addiction: Theory and Technique
Cultural issues in the Study of Addiction
Social Policies and Social Context of Addiction
Research Methods II
Integrative Tutorials
Supervised Clinical Visits I

Semester 3
Supervised Clinical Visits
Research Project
Assessment Method Assessment Methods
The MA in Addiction Studies is an academic programme informed by the clinical and academic experience of the lecturers. Assessment is approached creatively with a range of assessment strategies including essay writing, in-class presentations, graded group dissertation, and examinations. Instructions and guidelines for all assessments are clearly communicated to students.
Careers or Further Progression

The MA in Addiction Studies qualifies graduates to pursue careers that involve the generation and use of information relating to the problems of addiction. Graduates will be ideally qualified for relevant positions in academia, as well as i...

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