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Therapeutic Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs

Is this course for me?

Our Master of Science in Therapeutic Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs aims to provide those working in the areas of Nursing, Health and Social Care to effectively deal with drugs and alcohol issues.

The programme will enhance your abilities in the field by extending theoretical knowledge and practical skills to alleviate these issues.

The course is mindful of the diverse professional backgrounds of participants and will provide you with the specialist skills and opportunity to enhance your knowledge base, employment and career prospects whatever your specialist field.

The programme plays a key role in empowering a workforce to respond to and provide systemic alcohol and other drug interventions within a four-tier model of treatment and care.

Topics include: Advanced Research Methods, Theoretical Foundations in Alcohol & Other Drugs, Alcohol, Drugs & Mental Health: Recovery Approaches and Children and Family: Hidden Harm.

Typical careers include becoming a Senior Support Worker and Therapeutic Intervention Specialist.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements are a Level 8 Honours Degree in a relevant discipline such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology, medicine etc. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. Applicants who do not hold the above entry requirements may be considered using the LYIT RPL process.


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Further enquiries

Further Information
Dr Louise McBride
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6303

Subjects taught

Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Advanced Research Methods Mandatory 10 21

Theoretical Foundations in Alcohol & Other Drugs Mandatory 10 21

Alcohol & Other Drug Use: Interventions Practice & Skills 1 Mandatory 10 21

Children & Families: Hidden Harm Mandatory 10 21

Alcohol Drugs and mental Health: Recovery Approaches Mandatory 10 21

Alcohol and Other Drugs Use: Interventions Practice & Skills 2 Mandatory 10 21

Research Dissertation Mandatory 30 0

Application date

Application Deadline - 24 August

Course fee

EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €9,000.00

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