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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

M.Sc. Addiction Recovery

Course Description
The M.Sc is designed for Addiction Recovery Practitioners working across the Addiction and support services.   The course is offered by the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin with a range of teaching from leading experts from across Trinity College as well as leading clinicians the Health Service Executive. The course is a fusion between Public Health, Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. It is the first course of its kind in Ireland.

The course has a number of unique strengths:  
•         This Masters in Addiction Recovery course is the first of its kind in Ireland with no identical course offered internationally.
•         The interdisciplinary collective strengths of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences regarding lecture provision from the Schools of Pharmacy and Health Service Executive, as well as other leading addiction practitioners within non-statutory services are unprecedented.
•         The course content will be underpinned by the integration of pioneering research in the field of Addiction Recovery to ensure the focus of the material delivered is current evidenced based research, which will, in turn, inform evidenced based best practice.
•         The teaching staff includes clinicians and service providers who are at the forefront of Addiction Recovery treatment, research and policy in Ireland.
•         The course curriculum corresponds directly with the actions set out in the National Drug Strategy (NDS) ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017 – 2025’ as well as the principle for recovery as set out by the Recovery Academies of Ireland, UK, Scotland, Australia and the United States.

COURSE AIMS
1. To bring the core theory of Addiction Recovery (AR) to health and social care students and to support the application of the AR model in the health and social care domains of practice.
2. To critically appraise and analyse the factors impeding implementation of an Addiction Recovery model in a variety of settings.
3. To foster multi-disciplinary learning in an academic setting where the multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational backgrounds of the students will be developed as a source of learning.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
This course will be of interest to those who have responsibility for delivery and implementation of Addiction Services. The aim of this interdisciplinary course is to provide high-quality training for health and social care practitioners in the theoretical and practical aspects of Addiction Recovery. The Masters in Science in Addiction Recovery will have a strong component of action learning in the workplace. The course will also provide students with an opportunity to critically explore and evaluate emerging field of Addiction Recovery. Graduates of this course will be expected to promote and develop excellence in Addiction Recovery.

The entry requirement for the course is at graduate level. Prospective students will be graduates in a health or social care-related discipline with at least 3 years’ professional experience.

Other applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances based on workplace experience.  In the case of applicants with no professional experience, a submission may be considered by the course committee where the student can secure placement for the duration of the course and the course committee are satisfied that the student will adequately benefit from completing the course.  Applications for admission to the course will be made online.  Short-listed applicants may be interviewed.

The closing date for applications for entry to the course will be the end of June of the year of admission; however, late applications will be considered in the event of places not being filled.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is academically challenging and rewarding. As a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) from an Irish university, or an equivalent result from a university in another country. If you have any queries in relation to your eligibility for programmes.

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