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Drugs, Governance and Modern Society

Undergraduate | LTU-LST2DRU | 2024

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Enrol by
3 June 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
5 weeks
Start dates
11 June 2024

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Drugs, Governance and Modern Society

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Distinguish between different drugs according to their composition and effects, and consider the socio-political factors that shape their legal classifications
    2. Identify and assess key approaches to the regulation of drugs and drug use.
    3. Recognise and communicate how social, economic and political factors have shaped drug distribution practices, locally and globally.
    4. Critically reflect on the social, political, economic and ethical challenges involved in formulating effective approaches to drugs and drug use.

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level one subjects.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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