Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

MSc Public Health (Addictions)

The development of this new programme route in public health presents an opportunity to share knowledge and develop skills in understanding and addressing the impact of addictions on public health. In line with the other routes and via shared modules, there is an opportunity to study the wider determinants of health, government policy and examine the evidence base of harms and risks in relation to addictions through epidemiological studies. As with the other two routes, you will develop research skills as a prerequisite for a dissertation project.

Modules typically include: Understanding Addiction, Addiction: Policy and Interventions, Epidemiology, Public Health: Policy and Practice, Tobacco and Alcohol Control and Violence.

The MSc course is a modular based programme and is worth 180 M level credits. Each module is worth a number of different credits, 10, 20, or 60. Credits are gained on successful completion of the module. The course shares a number of core modules with students on the International Public Health and MSc Public Health (Addictions) course.

Students can also enrol on either a PG Dip Public Health (Addictions) or a PG Cert Public Health (Addictions). Some modules are available as standalone or CPD’s which allows you to build your portfolio of learning and credits to suit your work/life balance.

Core modules include:

  • Understanding Addictions (20 Credits) (Also available as CPD)
  • Addictions: Policy and Interventions (20 Credits) (Also available as CPD)
  • Public Health: Policy and Practice (20 Credits) (Also available as CPD)
  • Research methods (20 credits) (Also available as CPD)
  • Epidemiology (20 credits) (Also available as CPD)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Option Modules:

Option modules may be chosen, subject to availability, and include:

  • Violence (10 credits) (Also available as CPD)
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Control (20 credits) (Also available as CPD)
  • Health protection (10 credits) (Also available as CPD)
  • Work Based Learning (20 credits) (Also available as CPD)

Further information about the programme, including details about costs and how to apply, can be found using the link below:

MSc Public Health (Addictions)

Or you can discuss the content of the course in more detail by contacting the programme leader:

Rose Khatri – Tel 0151 231 4118 – Email r.j.khatri@ljmu.ac.uk