Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Addictions counselling involves many different therapeutic interventions to support the treatment of addiction.

There is currently demand for capable practitioners that can help those with problems relating to addiction.

Our course in Addictions Counselling is delivered by Action on Addiction. This is a University of Bath franchised course taught at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies in Warminster.

Action on Addiction is a national charity which provides treatment and help for those affected by addiction. They also provide education and professional development for practitioners.


Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics and practitioners with expertise in addictions counselling. Their research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

You will be able to use the facilities at both the University of Bath and the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies.

At the University of Bath, you can use the campus library and the sports and recreation facilities. You are also eligible to join the University of Bath Students’ Union.

Graduate employability

Our graduates have gone on to work as addictions counsellors in both residential and community-based settings. They have also worked in related fields such as the prison service, mental health and homelessness.

On successful completion of the FdSc, you may be able to progress on to a third-year top-up course and earn a Bachelor of Science qualification.

Photo of Molly standing outside.
“I cannot express how much I’ve gained from the degree, and can only thank the tutors and the staff at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies for helping me begin my career.”
Molly Wrobel

FdSc Addictions Counselling (2016)