What will you study on the MA Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies?
All students are expected to attend the Induction, 'Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies', at the beginning of the programme which is delivered as a face-to-face intensive study block over four-and-a-half days at one of our partner institutions*.
This induction aims to:
- Introduce students to the content and requirements of the programme, to the lecturers in the partner universities, and to an international group of students
- Emphasise the comparative and multi-disciplinary nature of the programme
- Raise awareness of sources of information and to provide guidance in selecting and using 'evidence' and information from research or other sources
- Provide an introduction to main concepts, theories and issues to be addressed in the programme
- Provoke a critical appreciation of the problematic and complex nature of drug and alcohol studies
- Lay the foundations for students to work collaboratively with others in our partner universities.
Overall, the programme consists of five compulsory modules (including an Induction module), plus a Dissertation and two optional modules.
*Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are self-funded.
Not all of the optional modules listed will be available in any one year. Module availability is dependent on staffing and the number of students wishing to take each module.