Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Master of Science in Addiction Studies
(M.Sc (Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHB5405 Cognitive Neuroscience of Addiction 10 ECTS
PSY5100 Conceptual Models of Addiction 10 ECTS
PSY5111 Researching Addictive Behaviour 10 ECTS




YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 15 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN5063 Academic Reading, Writing and Speaking in English for Postgraduates 5 ECTS
PHB5406 Advances in Evidence Based Policy, Prevention and Practice 5 ECTS
PSY5112 Behavioural Addictions 5 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

PSY5104 Gender and Addiction 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

LAW5081 National and international Legal Provisions Impacting Addictive Behaviour 5 ECTS
PHB5407 Special Topics in Addiction Studies 5 ECTS
PSY5105 Adolescent Substance Use and Addictive Behaviour 5 ECTS




YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY5016 Dissertation 30 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Degree of Master of Science in Addiction Studies - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
 
Last Updated: 21 August 2019
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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