Addiction problems have a broad and far-reaching negative impact on communities and on health and social care.
Our Addiction Studies BSc is a part-time practice-based programme, focusing on the development and enhancement of clinical skills for people working in the addiction field. It offers an in-depth understanding of the causes and consequences of substance misuse and of effective preventive and remedial practices. It also allows you to develop your research and theory-based knowledge and skills, including undertaking your own independent research.
You'll develop your skills in counselling and in communicating information to clients, their relatives, other staff and the public.
The programme can enhance your employability and career progression. It is run by the Leeds Addiction Unit for the University of Leeds. Read the course prospectus at the Leeds Addiction Unit Training Department.
If you leave before finishing the BSc programme, you can still gain a qualification if you have enough credits. You can be awarded:
The Leeds Addiction Unit combines:
Teaching in each module addresses the ethical, legal, cultural and international context of addictions. The problem of substance misuse, whether relating to alcohol, illicit or prescribed drugs, has an international context and is influenced by international and national law, culture and ethical standards of policy and response.
The programme also encourages you to develop a range of transferable skills, including team working and analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
The programme offers the opportunity to apply theory and research in competence-assessed practice. It includes distance learning and face-to-face taught modules, giving students who are employed and may have family commitments some flexibility.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at minimum grade C, including maths, English and a science
Our addiction studies programmes can enhance your future career opportunities by equipping you with specialist knowledge and skills to add to your nursing, psychology, medical, counselling or other background. The broad relevance of the knowledge and skills allows you to contribute to the health and social functioning of individuals with substance misuse problems in a wide range of health or social care settings.