Addiction Counselling & Psychotherapy

PCI College


Course Name Addiction Counselling & Psychotherapy
Course Provider PCI College
Course Code 99371 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Middlesex University None
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Attendance Options Part time, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Dublin
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: October 2022

Please note that Inductions will be held the week before the start date. You will receive full details with your timetable following your acceptance.
Application Date

Expand+Applications Deadline: 31st August 2022

Recruitment will take place as normal, however, please be aware that if it is needed classes will be delivered online in compliance with further updates from the government. The classes will be delivered as...

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Duration Two years (24 months) part-time.

Weekends - Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5.30 pm (approx. 1 weekend per month from October to June)
Course Fee

Expand+Year 1: €4,990* (Includes all academic and administration costs and charges)
Year 2: €4,450

Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma Prices available upon request.

*Please note that there is an additional charge of €20 for the Garda vetting...

Entry Requirements

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Eligibility Year 1
Applicants are required to hold a relevant degree (Level 8 NFQ or equivalent; Final grade 2.2 or above).

Applicants who do not meet these criteria may be eligible to enter the course on the basis of prior l...


Expand+Award: Middlesex University MSc Addiction Counselling and Psychotherapy

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

Level: Level 7 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 9 NFQ)

Course Content

Expand+There is a growing awareness of the widespread harm caused by addiction to individuals, families and society at large and an evolving shift of reliance from a medically based model of treatment to engaging in Talking Therapies.

In an experiential ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1: Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits)
• Theories of Addictive Behaviour: History and Current Situation
• Generic and Specific Therapy Skills for Addiction
• Drugs of Abuse: Biological, Psychological a...

Assessment Method Assessment is a combination of written and in-class practical assignments. There are no exams.

There are no formal examinations, giving students more opportunities to concentrate on their assignments and their own self-exploration throughout their journey.
Careers or Further Progression

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There is an ever-increasing demand for addiction services and the demand, in the public sector in particular, far outstrips the available resources. There are many current and future job opportunities within the public sector – particu...

Further Enquiries Head Office, Corrig House, Old Naas
Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Call: (+353) 1 4642268
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