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Master of Science in International Addiction Studies (IPAS) MSc


King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

Full time & Part time August MSc One year FT, Two years PT

About the course

The Master of Science in International Addiction Studies (IPAS) course offers students cross‐cultural exposure to critical prevention and treatment practices, as well as research and policy issues in the field of addiction. This programme provides unique opportunities to study addiction in its broadest sense and examine key issues from an international perspective.

Key benefits

  • A unique programme that focuses on the similar international trends in policy, global epidemiology of substance-related morbidity and mortality, and evidence-based treatment and prevention practices.
  • Exclusive online access to lectures produced exclusively for the course by International experts in the addictions field.
  • Course members are considered students of all three universities concurrently with access to

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Entry Requirements

Students from outside the US must have qualified for an honours degree (level 2A or 1) or professional bachelor degree in an appropriate field of study at a recognised tertiary institution, or have a bachelor’s degree plus at least five years’ related professional work experience. US students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study.

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"The course allows comparison of approaches across countries in a way that facilitates the development of best practices among students for their own career and location. I have taken from the programme confidence, and professionalism in addiction. I had the opportunity to plan my study time around the rest of my day. I was able to study and work when I was at my peak energy. It was easier for me to concentrate because I had no distraction by other students and classroom activity. I strongly recommend this course. For people thinking about doing the IPAS, I will tell them they are embarking on a great journey. And the product of this excursion is evidence-based enlightenment. This is because the expedition is with a network of internationally recognized clinicians, researchers and clinical teachers who have commitment to excellence in prevention and treatment in addiction, and who have dedication to supporting and strengthening national and international ventures in addiction."


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