Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Science

KPT/JPS (N/762/7/0023) 04/21 / (MQA/FA7983)

The University of Cyberjaya Post-Graduate Diploma in Addiction Science (Pg.D. in Addiction Science) has been developed by subject matter experts to be in line with the professional curriculum promoted by the Colombo Plan International Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals (CPICCE). Successful graduates of the Pg.D. in Addiction Science will qualify to sit for the ICCE International Certified Addiction Professional I (ICAP I) examination.


This specialised programme aims to development professionals in the addiction treatment field by providing the latest in evidence-based strategies and interventions. Contents include Addiction Science, Substance Use Disorders, treatment, and rehabilitation setting among others.


At all stages, candidates are encouraged to adopt a self-directed learning approach to facilitate the culture of lifelong learning.

Who Should Enroll

The programme is designed for candidates in the following roles:-

• Healthcare professional

• Addiction Therapist
• Social work officer
• Welfare and rehabilitation officer

• Prisons’ officer
• Public relations executive
• Teacher/Educator
• Researcher
• Public policy adviser
• Training and development coordinator

Programme Details

Mode & Duration:

Full time – 1 year

Part-time – 1.5 – 2 years


Delivery: lectures, project paper and practicum

Programme Content

  • Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals
  • Treatment of Substance Use Disorder
  • Common Co-Occurring Mental & Medical Disorder
  • Screening, Assessment, Treatment, Planning and Documentation
  • Addiction Counselling Skills and Psychoeducation
  • Research Methodology
  • Case Management for Addiction Professional
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Ethics for Addiction Professionals
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Community-based Peer Recovery Support System
  • Project Paper
  • Practicum

Entry Requirements

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements for entry:

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counselling, psychology or any related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and meet any other Senate requirements; OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any other field of study with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and with two (2) years working experience in a drug prevention, treatment or rehabilitation setting; OR
Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government.
For international students only:

Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) or 80 (IBT)

Or minimum IELTS score of 6.0

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