Objectives and competences

This master's degree, the longest running in Europe (since 1986-87), trains specialists in drug addiction, both for its treatment and for prevention, including harm reduction. It does so in an interdisciplinary way, with an international student body. It looks at all drug and other behavioural addictions. A balanced balance between theory and practice is guaranteed in specialized concerted centres, as well as individualized tutoring and personal contact with dozens of theory and practice teachers who permanently update their teaching.

Courses of postgraduate course that integrate the master or postgraduate degree and that can be processed separately

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateLifelong learning master's degree certificate
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Psicologia
Branch of knowledge
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
  • Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations
  • Medicine and dentistry
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course2 academic years
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 3.650,00 €
Second year: 3.650,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):Yes
Classes begin:10/10/2023
Master's degree course homepage www.ub.edu/drogodependencies
ManagmentFerrer Pérez, Xavier
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- To acquire a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of drug consumption and addiction. All and addiction basic grounding in this field and study specialized areas in-depth, which are chosen according to professional and personal interests.
- To acquire the specialized knowledge required to work in the field of drug addiction, particularly in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, and the planning and implementation of prevention and harm reduction programmes.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Professionals with a university degree in health sciences or social intervention, including doctors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, social educators, pharmacists and teachers.
- Other graduates, subject to evaluation of specific merits.
- A limited number of applicants without university qualifications may be accepted. In this case, they will receive a university extension certificate.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.



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Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:IL3, Institut de Formació Continuada de la UB
Ciutat de Granada, 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:drogodependencias@ub.edu
Observations:Theory classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 8 p.m., and practical sessions on different days of the week. Alternatives are offered according to the availability of collaborating centres).

For further enquiries

Address:Miriam Ovejero
Ciutat de Granada, 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:drogodependencias@ub.edu
Observations:Contact hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m.