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In our society, the use of drugs as well as addictive behaviors without substance (pathological gambling, ICT, etc.) cause problems and disorders of different kinds that affect a large number of people. Prevention is the best cost-effective strategy.

Program definition

This Master's Degree in Prevention of Drug Addiction and other Addictive Behaviors offers quality training based on the principles of scientific evidence and good practices. In addition, it offers a professional orientation applied to the various professional contexts of prevention and in convergence with national and international plans and strategies.

What makes this master unique?

  • Focused on good practices and quality criteria developed in the European Union.
  • Based on scientific evidence.
  • Professional orientation.
  • High specialization in intervention techniques in prevention.
  • Implementation in multiple areas: schools, families, work, etc.
  • First official online master's degree in Prevention of Drug Addiction and other Addictive Behaviors

Professional outings

List of all possible professional opportunities:

  • Public or private sector.
  • Community Prevention Units, Juvenile Leisure Centers and Children's Centers.
  • Prevention teams for addictions of Municipalities, County Councils, Conselleries, NGOs and other entities.
  • Teams in educational institutions focused on prevention with students
  • Equipment of orientation and prevention in addictions oriented to the labor field, companies, etc.
  • Technical advice, design of interventions and preventive materials, evaluation of programs, etc.
  • Staff of the Armed Forces and of the State Security Forces and Bodies.
  • Universities, higher education institutions or public or private educational entities.

Admission profile

Students, professionals and researchers of the psycho-socio-educational field, such as graduates and / or graduates in Anthropology, Political Science, Social Education, Teaching, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Sociology, Pedagogy, Psychopedagogy or Psychology.

List of programs from which this master can be accessed:

  • Degree and / or Master of Anthropology
  • Degree and / or Master of Political Sciences
  • Degree and / or Master of Social Education
  • Degree and / or Master's Degree
  • Degree and / or Master of Social Work
  • Degree and / or Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Degree and / or Master of Sociology
  • Degree and / or Master of Pedagogy
  • Degree and / or Master of Psychopedagogy
  • Degree and / or Master of Psychology
  • Degree and / or Master of Nursing
  • Degree and / or Master of Pharmacy
  • Degree and / or Master of Medicine

Access Requirements

The requirements of access and admission to the official Master's studies of the International Valencian University are established in accordance with article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, which establishes the organization of official university education.

They will be able to access the official university studies or those belonging to the Master, who meet any of the following requirements:

  1. In order to access official master's degrees, it will be necessary to hold an official university degree in Spain or another one issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area, which authorizes the issuer of the degree to access Master's degrees.
  2. Also, graduates may access according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation of their degrees, after verification by the University that they accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that empower in the country issuing the diploma for access to postgraduate education. The access by this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title that is in possession of the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the Master's degree.

The title may have additional specific access requirements, which you can consult on the information page of each of them.

Access to Official Master VIU (Spain and EU)

Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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