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M.A in Addiction Studies by Dublin Business School

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M.A in Addiction Studies by Dublin Business School

The M.A in Addiction Studies is a formal exploration of addictions from a variety of academic and scientific perspectives: sociological, cultural, psychological, anthropological, and psychoanalytic. The aim is to educate students so that they can carry out research in the field of addiction and thereby critically inform policy making, as well as management of addiction services. It is also very suitable for applicants with a clinical training in health or social care who wish to apply knowledge of the theory and approaches to addiction to their clinical work.

Overview of the course:
Suited to those with a Humanities/Social Science degree (esp. BSc Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology etc.) seeking to acquire a postgraduate qualification in the area of Addiction and also suitable for applicants with clinical training in health or social care who wish to apply a knowledge of the theory and approaches to addiction to their clinical work .

Graduates will be qualified for relevant position in academia, as well as in research for public and private bodies. In addition, graduates can work at a strategic level in healthcare settings, in semi-state bodies and in government agencies shaping polices on addiction treatment both within institutions and in society as a whole.

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 non-cognate discipline and hold a qualification in a conversion style programme such as a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies or
  • Have an equivalent professional qualification
  • Have an IELTS score of a minimum 6.5 or equivalent, where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English.

How to apply:

  • Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:
  • Academic documents
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • References from your employer/school/college
  • A statement of purpose
  • A copy of your passport


  • The course fee is €10,000 for full-time with a scholarship option of €1000. This covers the cost of tuition, registration and examinations. Please note also that there is tax relief for Irish income tax payers at the standard rate of 20% on all fees exceeding €1,000 and up to €7,000.


  • Full-time: 12 months

Last date of admission:

  • January intake & September intake

Website/ Contact details:
All Non EU overseas international students need to send their application to:
International Department, Dublin Business School, 13/14 AungierStreet, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: + 353 (0) 1 4177500
Fax: + 353 (0) 1 4177543

About the University:
Over the last 39 years, Dublin Business School (DBS) has built a considerable reputation for the quality of its teaching. As an institution we focus our main research activity on the constant improvement of the learning experience of our students. DBS has developed strategic links with many PG level institutions in Europe, the US and Asia and every year welcomes students from over 150 countries worldwide. The College also offers international students a range of full time Programmes in the Schools of Business, IT, Arts and Law. The International Office at DBS provides International students with individual support and advice on accommodation, social activities and student employment, advice and assistance on immigration rules as well as post study pathways and progression. The College also offers scholarship opportunities and a graduate visa scheme for eligible students.

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